Monday, 10 March 2014

Job #9 - Cockpit drains - completed...

Hell yes....  

Just before my Saturday duty at the club (which was mud wading to check the moorings; a more execrable - quite literally - job I find it difficult to imagine) "Coral" Paul and I fitted the contents of the package I'd received from ASAP [clicky] the day before...

For the record these were:
  • BALL VALVE DZR 3/4"BSP FEMALE PORTS x 2 (part no. 405704) @ £21.16 (each) 
  • HOSETAIL 3/4"BSPM-19mm HOSE CRBRASS x 2 (part no. 435045) @ £3.83 (each)
  • JUBILEE CLIPS 16-22mm 304 S/STEEL x 4 (part no. 416103) @ £1.08 (each)
  • BLACK HELIFLEX HOSE 19mm x 1 MTR (part no. 412419) @ £1.95
So DZR throughout, and enough clips to double up  at both ends....  throw in 5 metres at least of PTFE and the job was a good'un for just less than £50 delivered...  

From this:



To this:

Double clips all round - and offset as I read somewhere that this distributes load better than having both screw heads facing the same direction....


Shiny!

Slight hiccup when a few days later, I found I had a small but irritating leak when it rained - I suspect that the hose was so stiff that it wouldn't collapse fully on to the hose tail...  I undid the hoses at the ball valve so as to pack the hose tails with PTFE and a thick smear of silicone (I used the frame sealant again as I had it handy), I also kept the hose end in a cup of boiling water as that helps with the compression from the clips...  Hopefully all now good - fingers crossed it stays that way when I launch!!

Absolutely made up as this was my big job of the winter...  now if/when I can get the cockpit drain sorted I'll be chuffed to nuts.....

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