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Old 08 May 2012, 08:29   #11
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....a bit like my battery - sat on a shelf in the console so the terminals are above "swamp level". I guess if you could guarantee the solid pipe's connection to the hull there's no reason why that woudn't work. You could of course take that argument to it's logical conclusion and say" do I need a valve?"

Back to something vaguely sensible, how about using a lightweight throttle / gear bowden? - then you get push and pull. Alternative #2 - same idea as a lot of tiller control cables- you have an open & a close cable.....
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Old 08 May 2012, 17:00   #12
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....a bit like my battery - sat on a shelf in the console so the terminals are above "swamp level". I guess if you could guarantee the solid pipe's connection to the hull there's no reason why that woudn't work. You could of course take that argument to it's logical conclusion and say" do I need a valve?"

I agree, the valve would be pretty redundant.... Guaranteeing the connection is the tough part

Back to something vaguely sensible, how about using a lightweight throttle / gear bowden? - then you get push and pull. Alternative #2 - same idea as a lot of tiller control cables- you have an open & a close cable.....
A bowden could just work if we made a bracket to hold it at 45 degress from Horizontal..... Hmmm
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A control cable is the only way to go in your situation - we have one on the race boat with a suitable bracket - it's the dump for the 250 litre bow tank and works very well indeed. Reliable mechanised is going to be V expensive!

We could fabricate something for you but would at the very least need the seacock/valve then you would just need a single operation control of your choosing.
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