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Old 04-18-2009, 09:10 PM
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Well, when I was washing the deck. I sprayed pretty good up near the aft corners (the bottom corners of the rear bench kick panel) so instead of directing the water through the center access panel, quite a bit got pushed into either aft corner, I am assuming how it got into the stringers.

I just did not know if this was normal.
That would be the cockpit floor, not the deck.
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:29 PM
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That would be the cockpit floor, not the deck.
Sorry for misuse of terms.
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Is your boat elevated in the front? It should be slightly raised in the bow using the tongue jack so the water will run out the drain plug (you do have it out).
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Is your boat elevated in the front? It should be slightly raised in the bow using the tongue jack so the water will run out the drain plug (you do have it out).
Yes the bow was up, the plug was out, and the bilge drained just fine. This is just standing water between the stringers.
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I had a similar problem on another boat I had. There where wells along side of the engines that would hold water. Came to find out that the previous owner had run the bilge pump overboard hoses thru the holes back near the tramsom plugging the drains. Rerouted the hoses, no more problem.
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If you install "limber holes" make sure you coat the inside of the hole with epoxy to prevent water absorbtion.

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So is this not a serious problem? As long as I keep the water out of there, and check for clogged drain holes.
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So is this not a serious problem? As long as I keep the water out of there, and check for clogged drain holes.
No problem with the drain system. but I did see a problem in the photos you took. The drive oil bottle was real low, Also if that boat has been sitting that long it is time for a full service with a new impeller, and get the old fuel out of the tank be for you run it. Also you should have the oil changed out at your fuel pump by the fuel filter when you do the impeller most of the time there will be fuel in that oil and you should be doing that oil every time you do a impeller butt from what i have seen some places are not doing it so you might need to tell the service guy to do it up front. the oil you need to use then is the same oil you will put in the drive

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No problem with the drain system. but I did see a problem in the photos you took. The drive oil bottle was real low, Also if that boat has been sitting that long it is time for a full service with a new impeller, and get the old fuel out of the tank be for you run it.
Good eye...

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New bellows and gimbal going in, along with new drive lube, oil change, fuel filter, complete raw water pump setup and drive belts.

Fuel has been drained, and a fresh 90 gallons in.

That is next weekends project. Got the tools, manual, and parts. And being a master auto tech, I think I can hopefully accomplish this myself, although if I have any troubles, I can turn to the lovely folks of OSO!!!!

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