[QUOTE=CHAOS;42307]I've read a few posts on this forum about in water seacock replacement. I have a problem in that my vessel is about 1 week's sail away from the nearest slipway, where she could be hauled out.
I did this last year to 4 major seacocks on my vessel without a drop coming aboard.
Whitworths sell a red rubber cone that looks like something you might get out of a sex shop catalogue that I don't even want to think about
but if your through holes are in good condition it makes things a breeze. I simple went over the side, inserted the 'stepped' plug into the hole and then came aboard, undid the seacock and replaced it with a new one. Not a drip!
I was very impressed and so was everyone else in Sutera Harbour Marina. so much so, that on my last trip up there from Oz I was asked to purchase a number of them for other vessels.
Sorry I can't give a link as I'm in a cafe in Kuching, Sarawak Borneo with crappy internet after arriving here after a 12 mile tow up river to the marina from the Malaysian Naval Coast Guard when a couple of my fuel hose end fittings sprung some pin hole leaks and no matter how much I bled the engine - I could not get the thing going again.
Still, we are a sail boat and did the last 180 nm without the engine and simply drifted past the leads and dropped anchor away from the shipping lane. All good now after replacing every line and running some pressure tests.
We were doing 10.5kts behind the patrol boat when my Navionics chart plotter on the ipad started blinking 'RECORD RUN! ..RECORD RUN! and a little gold cup appeared. I did'nt have the heart to tell it I was being towed behind a naval vessel!
But if you are ever in Kuching - I can highly recommend a fantastic marine engineering company and the authorities here are very welcoming and extremely helpful and friendly as too are all the locals. Looking forward to exploring this amazing place over the next two weeks.