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Old August 23rd 03, 10:59 PM
Arleen
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Anyone ever put a drain plug in the bow? Sterns filled with foam and so my
option is the bow or somewhere mid way maybe by the seat somewhere.
TIA


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Old August 28th 03, 03:47 AM
Arleen
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I've asked a question no one will answer? Going to put the plug near the
cockpit so if I lean the boat on it's side almost upside down the water
should come out. Hope it works out.



"Arleen" wrote in message
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Anyone ever put a drain plug in the bow? Sterns filled with foam and so my
option is the bow or somewhere mid way maybe by the seat somewhere.
TIA




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Old September 1st 03, 01:49 PM
John Fereira
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"Arleen" wrote in :

I've asked a question no one will answer? Going to put the plug near
the cockpit so if I lean the boat on it's side almost upside down the
water should come out. Hope it works out.


Hope you haven't drilled that hole yet.

For small amounts of water in the cockpit just use a sponge to get it out.
For larger amounts you can use a hand operated bilge pump. If there is so
much water in it that the boat is becoming unstable just paddle it to shore,
tip it upside down and drain the water out the cockpit opening by lifting up
the bow. If your stern floatation comes up close back of the cockpit that
should empty out most of the water.

Most boats that have drain plugs put them in the stern. You can only put
floatation in the bow up to where your feet are which leaves a lot more
space for water. A float bag in the stern can fill the space all the way up
to the back of the cockpit. Opening the valve just a bit to let out some air
allows the water to drain between the hull and the floatation.


"Arleen" wrote in message
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Anyone ever put a drain plug in the bow? Sterns filled with foam and
so my option is the bow or somewhere mid way maybe by the seat
somewhere. TIA






 




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