Wilcox critteden Seacocks

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6 years 11 months ago - 6 years 11 months ago #2568 by Gerry O'Donoghue
Sorry George, If your seacocks are like the one on this photo the bolts have to come out. Just take the nut off the inside and whack them outwards. You will have to patch the holes.



I use the handle of an adjustable pipe wrench to hold the outside mushroom, big enough to engage the lugs on the inside. I would do this before I undo the the bolts above. You will need lots of leverage. If you find that it won't move then just grind off the mushroom flange on the outside, then undo the bolts and bash off the seacock inside the hull.
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6 years 11 months ago #2569 by George Myers
They are like that. However The builder made a 3/4 + pad of flat fiberglass inside the hull around the seacock area so the hull where the bolts are is extra thick -probably 1 1/4- 1 1/2
so after cutting them flush with top of the aforementioned pad I'm going to fair some epoxy glue over the stubs. I'm also set to use some custom tools to remove the thru hulls. I have a 8 inch long X 1/2 inch thick X 1 1/2 wide steel bar with the 1 1/2 diameter curve ground into the edge corners so it fits vey snug 3 inches up into the thru hulls bearing on the nibs inside the thru hull --then will heat the thru hull to get it real warm with a propane torch-- put a large crescent wrench with a pipe extender on the steel bar and attempt to unscrew the thru hull from the seacock. Once that is out the seacock can be unbolted from the hull . I hope this works I will report back. G

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6 years 10 months ago #2578 by George Myers
SORRY FOLKS _ THERE WERE NO THRU HULLS!! see my new post!

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