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George Isted View Drop Down
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    Posted: 19 Dec 2013 at 1:20pm
Quite right Colin, it's on the list to replace mine as they are origional, but for now they get a couple of wacks with a hammer each year while doing the seacocks to ensure they don't crumble to pieces. 
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The Regs ask for 4 number 20mm dia cockpit drains "or equivalent". This means that 2 at 28mm dia should do. I will have to check the diameter of the drains that are fitted. I inspect my existing drains each year, including giving them taps with a hammer. So far I've been happy with their condition, but.....
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The cockpit drain requirements appear to be the same for Cat 1 and Cat  4, so if they're not good enough for the AZAB then most Contessas racing are not complying. Note though that the requirement is for free area equivalent, the screens in our bath drain fittings occupy a fair proportion of the cross section and also retain trash blocking the drain. I'm tempted to remove the screen and rely on the cockpit grating to stop ropes or anything else large enough to stick in the seacock going down.
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