Monday, June 21, 2010
No, its the Forespar TruPlug Emergency plug jammed in one of my Thru Hulls to permit me to change a defective Groco ball-valve. (IMHO a great product, the plug that is - get a few).
Groco had issued a recall on some of its valves (See the service bulletin here). I thought I was in the clear as the shafts of the ones I had installed were brass not stainless steel. Imagine my surprise when one of my 2" valves (cockpit drain) would not shut off. The good news was that I had installed the IBV version with the separate flange. By jamming the "gnome" in the thru-hull the change out was a simple matter. I'm pretty sure that anyone with the flanges version would be less than impressed as changing them would require a haul and a lot of work.
I have e-mailed Groco and look forward to their response.