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KYLEX2006Bav39

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2006 BAV39 Seacock Handle
« on: September 10 2018, 10:24 »
My seacock handle has buckled. Does anyone know where a replacement can be aquired?

Symphony

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Re: 2006 BAV39 Seacock Handle
« Reply #1 on: September 10 2018, 15:53 »
Google Ball Valve Handles and you will get a selection of suppliers. They are not standard sizes so you will have to compare what is on offer with the ones you have. Remove from the valve by undoing the nut.

Ziffius

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Re: 2006 BAV39 Seacock Handle
« Reply #2 on: September 14 2018, 14:56 »
Which seacock are you referring to? Did it buckle because the valve was too stiff to turn?
I changed my heads outlet sea cocks when I bought my 2006 Bav 39 in 2013 for DZR ball valves and I will be changing the inlet sea cocks and valves this winter (meant to do it last year but had wrong sizes and ran out of time - going for TruDesign plastic).

If you haven’t changed yours it might be worth considering changing them this winter.

Lazy Pelican

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Re: 2006 BAV39 Seacock Handle
« Reply #3 on: October 16 2018, 07:02 »
On our B39 2006 the holding tank seacocks became very stiff and I replaced them with TruDesign. That was in 2013 and they’re still smooth to operate.

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Re: 2006 BAV39 Seacock Handle
« Reply #4 on: February 12 2020, 13:06 »
Reviving this as about to order tru design sea cock kits for the heads water inlets on my Bav 39, can anyone confirm the size needed 1+1/4 or 1+1/2 inch??

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Re: 2006 BAV39 Seacock Handle
« Reply #5 on: February 12 2020, 20:44 »
On my B36 the seacocks for the heads are 3/4 inch for the seawater inlet and, 1.5” (one and a half inches) for the outlet sea valve. As the toilets are the same size irrespective of which boat they are placed onboard, I can see no good reason to require different size sea valves. Also the wash basin outlet and the shower outlets are also each sized at 3/4 inch.

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Re: 2006 BAV39 Seacock Handle
« Reply #6 on: February 13 2020, 21:36 »
I recommend to replace the thru hull fittings after max 10 years, because Bavaria didn't install DZR fittings. After 7 - 10 years there is a high risk of "dezinkification" visible by a pink color of the brass. I replaced mine (BAV 38 2003) 2 years ago by TruDesign and was just in time, because during removing the 1 1/2" thru hull broke spontaneously.
Since  replacing I sleep with a piece of mind. :kewl :))

Lazy Pelican

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Re: 2006 BAV39 Seacock Handle
« Reply #7 on: February 14 2020, 10:35 »
We also have a 2006 B39. I replaced the holding tank seacocks with 1 1/2’’ TruDesign some years ago. They really are fantastic- still very easy to operate, unlike the originals which were always an ‘arm wrestle’.

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Re: 2006 BAV39 Seacock Handle
« Reply #8 on: February 18 2020, 13:40 »
i bought 1 inch Tru Design ones for the water inlets a couple of years ago but they were too small - I thought they must be 1 and a half inch instead but now i am not so sure - the discharge ones are DZR replaced in 2013 and look to be 2 inch size. I will wait till the boat is lifted and the thru hulls removed to confirm the size.

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Re: 2006 BAV39 Seacock Handle
« Reply #9 on: February 18 2020, 14:30 »
Same as Salty's boat, on ours the shower/sink/etc seacocks are 0.75" and the poop outlets 1.5".
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Re: 2006 BAV39 Seacock Handle
« Reply #10 on: February 18 2020, 15:00 »
3/4" for inlet and 1 1/2" for outlet is pretty universal and all Bavarias use them. 2" is sometimes recommended for outlets for gravity holding tanks. but they are so large it is rarely possible to find room to fit them. 1" is sometimes used for holding tank systems that use a macerator pump as the outlets for the pump is commonly that size.