The great seacock safety debate

An ordinary brass tailpipe found during the survey of a 10-year-old boat. It was so badly dezincified that the wall simply crumbled under a light tap - photo: Paul Stevens

Last summer, Yachting Monthly ran some articles on how a simple seacock can sink an otherwise seemingly healthy boat, says Peter Nash. However, the RCD and standards came in for a bit of a bashing…

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