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Old 11-06-2010, 12:23 AM
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I would have added more water to the back to make it even, then more in the front, then in the back, the front.......ya never know.
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:37 AM
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Helped a freind of mine when something similiar happened to his boat, his was almost totally under water,we rented a commercial water pump at one of local equipment rental places ($60 a day) and it pumped all the water out in about 20-30 minutes, i think it was rated at 5000 gallons per hour!

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Old 11-06-2010, 12:53 AM
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Once you've got the water out, check the bilge pump up front. The 25 outlaw I have right now has one under the step going down into the cabin. It had died, and water piled up in my cabin as well. good luck.

+1 on the shop vac thing. works great except you have to empty it every 30 seconds.
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Its not draining to the back for some reason? I did take some air out and the boat started rolling (the lift) the pontoons were underwater and the whole one side would go way down then settle! my stomach is still turning! My question is there water under the cabin? or does this drain to the back....no water in the back of the boat.
In most boats, the bulkheaads and stringers have drain holes glassed in so the water runs to the back of the boat and can be drained out the plug(s) in the transom.

As a quick fix to get some of the water out, just get a 15' length of garden hose, drop one end in the water in the cabin and suck hard on the other end to create a siphon.

How is that much water getting in???????????
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:59 AM
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How is that much water getting in???????????
I had a 27 Baja that got some water in the cabin. I discovered a disconnected drain line coming off the anchor locker. I would check that first...if you have one.
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:25 AM
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You have a bilge pump under the steps that
pumps the cuddy, when you get the water out
check the fuse its by the port side battery switch.
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How is that much water getting in???????????
Exactly, that's sounds like a lot of water. Where is it coming in at?
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***UPDATE***
Thanks for all your help, I got a 12 gal shop vac and punped 7 loads out of the cabin. Then I stuck it to the drain and lost count at 3 more loads. All the water came from rain.....but Im wondering if alot of that water wasnt in there for a while??? The water was so dirty too. Im hoping that water was in there for a while and now with it removed I will do 90!! Lol. I did notice it going slower lately and its been sitting lower on the lift too. Now it sits higher. Thanks again.
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It may be coming in from rain, but where at????? It should not get that much water in it if rained a foot. That is a 120+ gallons of water and about a 1000 pounds.
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Can you throw a 1/2 hose in it and syphon the water out?
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