Originally Posted by gtflash
steve, that full length carbon pipe in centre of hull, if its used as a full length drain aswell whys its end sealed up?? also do all little areas (sorry dont know technical name) of hull have to be drainable to rear?? or just some?? ta gt
The ends are temporarily sealed whilst the pipe is bonded in, after curing 1" limber (drainage) holes are then drilled into the pipe both at the bow end and down its entire length on both port and starboard sides where it passes through every frame (cross member) down the entire length of the boat this will allow all under deck areas to drain to the aft sump where a pump can be utilised to extract it whilst underway or, by removal of the outer transom drain bung, simply drain out on the trailer, when out of the water.
Incidentally the aft end of the pipe is fitted with a removable drain bung which will permit temporary flooding of the hull to act as ballast in heavy seaway.
I trust this all makes sense gt?