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S&S Swan Maintenance - Seacocks
04 February 2018 - 18:19
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Join Date: 05 April 2010
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Seacocks

Dear all,

I am sure you all have been seeing this question many times, but unfortunately I can not search for the topic.

Are the blake bronze seacocks the recommended ones for replacing the old onces of our Swan 48 S&S? 

Thanks for your reply!

 

Ulli

THEMIS 

04 February 2018 - 18:24
#2
Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 928

Dear Ulli,

eveni if quite expensive, and nowdays available in two sizes only, I think their simplicity and the fact they are very long lasting make them the best product (at least this is my opinion).

When I replaced them onboard Only You (after 35 years) I installed Blakes again

Fair winds

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)

12 February 2018 - 00:53
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Join Date: 20 February 2007
Posts: 118

I agree with Matteo.

I replaced my Blake seacock on Swan 43 "Hiro Maru" in 2000 and it is still fine.  They are a simple design that invites routine maintenance and the materials used are first rate.

Fair winds,

Hiro

07 March 2018 - 16:17
#4
Join Date: 02 February 2007
Posts: 200

Hello dear S&S Swan fans!

I fully agree with what is being written above, but also recommend using Blake's special grease. It does limit corrosion and blockage as far as I can experience, which is not the case of all marine greases.

Kind regards.

Philippe 41/022

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