Following recent yachting press coverage of this issue, all Maxi Owners are encouraged to have their seacocks checked.
Maxi Owners Association member Phil Ball reported the following to us via the East Coast members contact Rod Minkey
I initially wrote to Maxi in Sweden asking for details of what the seacocks were made of but with no response I involved a local boatyard. All the seacocks were replaced last week.
‘Meltemi of Lisia’ was delivered new in May 2007 – the seacocks are barely 4 years old.
I’ve attached a photograph of the heads seacock – it was removed in one piece but hand pressure snapped it in two. If you have read the YM article you’ll be aware that the CW617N marking is not what you want to see.