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Old 05-11-2012, 09:14 PM
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Default Water where it shouldnt

I did not know how to title this thread but the problem is this.

My Scarab 22 has two acess holes on each side of the motor. They give access to a little well on the back side of the motor mount plates. It is so you can get to the nuts on these motor mount supports.

I get water in them, I vacuum it out and then I get more. I am confident the water is coming through the round access pop off.

So should I get new access tops or do they all leak. Should I drill a little hole in each one to the bilge, seal something in the hole to allow water to run into the bilge but wet the core?
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:04 AM
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i am having the same problems
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:18 PM
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Any chance you can take a picture of this?
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by jumpybacon View Post
Any chance you can take a picture of this?
http://s1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg596/kwo361/
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:35 PM
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Ok i have since drilled drain holes in the back compartments to drain to main sump. I still get residule of off color water in these compartments around the drain holes after taking boat out. Are there any other ways to check the under floor compartments for water that is trapped? I believe that one of the former owner's left the cockpit open and the drain plug in during many many rains. Boat doesn't seem heavy. Does anyone have a schematic maybe on how the stringers are layed out?
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:09 PM
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mine looks the same but not as dirty....these holes on mine seem to be sealed except for the motor mounts and access caps.

I think it is coming fromt the bilge or lid
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Old 06-04-2018, 12:24 PM
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My friend is having a similar problem anyone ever find out out where the water is collecting? He says his boat felt weird like it was leaning or full of water or going to sink last season and then he didn't use it again since.
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Old 06-04-2018, 06:57 PM
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On my Viper the cockpit water drains in the side compartment you mention then to bilge through hole at back of stringer by transom to bilge. This could be restricted over time with debris.
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Find the two cockpit drains. Look to see if bulkhead between engine compartment and cockpit have blockage.
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Usually there are two stringers. One on each side of fuel tank then the area your discussing on the other side of stringer. Usually that area is open under floor except for bulkheads which normally have large opening so as to not get clogged. Hope this helps
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