Good morning all. I woke up on the boat Monday morning, (7am) grabbed a cup of coffee and went up on deck to enjoy the morning......to my surprise there was such a chatter of noise on the docks........what could this be i wondered ??.......well my neighbors sport fisher ( i think she's a 55 footer ) was sitting on the bottom !!! Not a good day ! When i went to bed after Sunday night football game she was still up. Not that i went out to look but at least enough that i didn't take notice of anything going amiss. After she was floated one of the divers said that a sea cock hose had broken off......of coarse the valves had been left open. My guestimation....4" or 6" seacock would probably allow at least in the neighborhood of 5 thousand gph of sea water to enter the bilge. Now the owners had been on the vessel and had taken her out the previous week. So my question is.....How often do any of you close your sea cocks ? After ever trip ? Never ? ????? Just as a side note (confession) I rarely ever closed mine (unless it was for maintenance reasons) until now. Now the are closed and will only be opened when the engines are running.