Originally Posted by jwalker
Jim, I'm not being smart or cheeky but how do you prevent the cabin and hull from filling up in a stuff?
as you say if you have a cabin you have a big hole water can run down, the cabin companion way is a ft -33 cm from the floor and the slide in hatch a good fit, the floor climes aproximatly a ft higher at the bow which adds a some hight, we have 2 x 2" emergancy drains in the transome stright through from the floor also 2 x 1 .5 " floor drainers into a drain well inside the aft molding with twin auto pumps = 3000 gallons an hour, by removing a bung in the aft well the cabin floor also runs to this well and pumps out.
The deck is self draining with the boat empty or loaded moving forward, but with people on board at stand still the water creeps through the aft flaps and causes a small but anoying puddle under the aft seat so bungs are supplyed for the four drain holes. if you are going on a rough trip you can shut off the floor drains and let the stern drains remove the bulk of the water, and under normal conditions shut them off and use the pump well drains to keep the deck dry. hope this answers your questions.