I post this mostly out of curiosity. Below are pics of the gate valve and bronze thru hull that connect my E25 galley sink to whatever body of water she is floating in. Does this look original? Do you think the gate valve stem and perhaps the guts might have been replaced? Did it come in 1978 with the snazzy splatter paint scheme? The sink/valve were unused for at least the last 5 years. I hauled out on Sunday for the winter and today turned the valve for the first time and it easily opened and closed, and allowed the sink to drain onto my driveway just fine. It never leaked for me (while closed) and presumably not for my prior owner. I planned to open the valve while the boat was still in the water but hovering over the trailer in case of a catastrophe, but in my excitement to get the boat loaded, mast down, etc. I simply forgot to test it out. I know the best course is to remove the valve and the thu hull and spend the money on a new thru hull and modern seacock. I wonder if the status quo would do for a full 2021 season (I bought the boat this August). I couldn't really get a good look at it until I removed the panel that improves access to this valve versus just opening the door, and was surprised how little corrosion is there and how easy the valve turned. The thru hull does have a bit of a pink hue to me which could be an issue. I guess I'm asking if the thought of using this for a year is plausible or stupid. I have bent standing rigging hardware that I must address, so I am trying to prioritize winter project funds (and perhaps learn if this is how they came from Ericson in 78).