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Discussion in 'Huckins Yacht' started by jasonlerch, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. jasonlerch

    jasonlerch New Member

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    Hello, just purchased my first Huckins. She is a 1947 45' Piscatory. She was the first one of this model built for Mrs O'brien, lots of history in her. She is powered with twin 6-71's. She is currently in Mattapoiset MA, I will be moving her to CT this spring where she will begin her facelift. I will post pics when I get her here. Any comments or advice is welcome.
  2. Seafarer

    Seafarer Senior Member

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    This sounds like a great project! Best of luck to you, and looking forward to seeing pictures.
  3. Deer Dr

    Deer Dr New Member

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    Huckins sea cocks

    I just purchased a 1965 53 foot ATLANTIC. Have you had any experience freeing up stuck sea cocks on your boat????
  4. Wl3175

    Wl3175 Member

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    Huckins

    Hi guys

    I have project managed 2 restorations of Huckins over the last 3 years .if can be of any help feel free to contact me .PM Me for a cell phone number .about to start a noter refit on. 65 ft Huckins this month
  5. Deer Dr

    Deer Dr New Member

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    Huckins restoration

    i am concerned about the sea cocks on my 1965 Huckins Atlantic. Engines were replaced by Huckins in 2002--inline Cummins turbo charged so all the sea cocks in engine hold have been re-placed---no issues there. It's all the others that appear to be orignal and questionable.
    My question is it worth the effort to free them up by what ever means OR should they be re-placed simply because they are so old. There are no indications that they have been effected by electrolosis or are otherwise damaged---assuming you can tell by looking at the color of the bronze. Boat is hauled so if I am going to re-place this is the time to do it
  6. vikingsabre

    vikingsabre New Member

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    I don't come here often, so a belated congratulations on you Huckins. I grew up on a 52' built for my stepfather in1948. I bought my 1964 46' last feb and she is in Ct. Still under going renovations. Our plan is to spend the season on her then bring her to Charleston. Although we might end up leaving her there and spend our summers aboard in N.E.
    She is in Hamburg Cove.
    Where in CT will you have your's?
    Best wishes with you boat. I think Huckins are addictive !
    George
  7. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    If they are frozen and you have concerns regarding their structural integrity just change them. The seacocks are pretty cheap.....however the labor can be expensive. Given the age of your yacht, it would be good insurance to change them out.......
  8. mabruteam

    mabruteam New Member

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    Water intake valves

    You will find that all seacocks are not the same, large ones can be dismantled and refitted with new seals and greased, all internal calcium buildup can be removed by using products like "barnacleboster" then clean with a soap solution and spray with a clear enamel to keep them as new.
    You also have full flow groco valves with bonding screws not to compare with regular ball valves, good water flow and long lasting results.
    If you have speed scoops or strainers under your boat they must be bonded to your ground system.