I'd recommend Groco's SBV series on new installs and replacements
The plug can be removed to access any fluid that is inside the hull in an emergency, plus it makes it easy peasy to winterize
After reading another tread on this board I got to thinking when I 1st got my BHM I always closed all seacocks when I left the boat.
It gave me peace of mind knowing they were closed if I was not going to be back to the boat for a few days and not depending on a hose & clamps from failing.
It also assured me I kept the valves from getting stuck open from never moving from open to close.
So what do most do, close them or leave them open ?
I've got to admit I haven't closed any of them this year. Got 5 total.
Just something to think about.....
You put the strainer on it, that's what closed nipples are for