Water ponding near cockpit

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  1. guiny

    guiny Tom Prior

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    42F55C23-C202-4C5A-840F-1A780FB289DB.jpeg Water ponds in the area of the photo on both sides of the boat. I worry water sits up against the wood cap at times.The boat seems to sit level in the water. Does anyone have this issue?
     
  2. stnick

    stnick lee nicholas

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    of course We all do ! I installed a Small SS drain ( Marine Parts Depot ) a 2 inch drain one right where the water puddles the other end in on the cockpit wall about bottom of the wheel same bulkhead 4 inches from the cabin sole. Water goes in at the top and out the inside and flows to the cockpit drain. Its not perfect . But the water is gone now !
    So my drain line 3/4 water hose goes down from the drain 2.5 feet and out the cockpit wall ! , I had outdoor speakers there so i temp removed them and had a 4 inch hole to work in !
    My water on the Port side away from the sun would puddle and turn green ! Only 3 cups of water but i too resealed the cap rail in that area.
     
  3. schlepper

    schlepper John m. Harrison

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    yes, i have the same issue. Lee gave me a pair of drains to use but have not installed as of yet with other projects in progress.
     
  4. stnick

    stnick lee nicholas

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    I forgive you John, Your just slow !!!! LOL :p
     
  5. john english

    john english Member

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    I found the low spot drilled a 5/16" hole and another one about 6" down on the hull. Flared a pece of 1/4" copper tubing slopped it with rtv and stuck it through the deck and out the hull.
    Sounds like a hack jub but its worked for 40 years.
     
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    maluhia Jim Ball

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