Water in my front compartment

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Re: Water in my front compartment

Postby Busia » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:42 pm

DougDoty wrote:My front and rear compartments are separated by the firewall in the engine area in my boat so I do not see any flow back and forth.

On mine there are notches in the ribs and stringers to allow water to drain down to the keel. Keep dirt out of these notches so the water is not dammed up. Water will flow forward when the boat is at rest and the bilge pump in the bow pumps it out. ( That is why the factory put a drain in the bow ) When underway, the water flows to the stern ( open the hatch and you can watch it ) One of the things on our list is to do is , as we leave the harbor is turn the bilge pumps on. The pump at the transom will pump the water out and I can watch it go overboard. When it stops we turn the pumps off.
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Re: Water in my front compartment

Postby javalin390 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:48 pm

One would be surprised at the amount of condensation M's produce inside, just like a cold can of beer on a hot day.
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Re: Water in my front compartment

Postby DougDoty » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:43 pm

Just like a cold can of beer, quite the appropriate comparison. :)

My bilge water flows forward in both compartments, bilge pumps at low point of both, do not have one at the transom stern for when on plane, thinking of installing one.
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