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Old 22 March 2006, 16:02   #211
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when I finally got my stuck bung undone - it was dry in there too and that was after 50 hours of boat use. If you are lucky you will end up only checking it once a year.

Some people always seem to get unexplained water in the inner hull - my old humber didnt even attempt to keep it dry - and water free flowed though it all the time as it was permanently open.
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Some people always seem to get unexplained water in the inner hull - my old humber didnt even attempt to keep it dry - and water free flowed though it all the time as it was permanently open.
Are you sure that wasn't a drain for the anchor locker at the front? My anchor locker drains into the rear bilge area. Just open the drain bung, drain the water into the bilge & pump overboard.

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yes - you could be right - but there was no other drain for the hull - and there always seemed more water than could possibly just be stored in a hose from bow to stern so I assumed it was completely open.
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yes - you could be right - but there was no other drain for the hull - and there always seemed more water than could possibly just be stored in a hose from bow to stern so I assumed it was completely open.
I've got no hull drain either. Told it was sealed for integrety & warned about cutting holes to get to the outer hull for a through hull transponder. Is amazing how much water drains off a rope & chain though! Manual says it the anchor locker drain plug - hope so or I've got a very leaky boat.

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i think i may be lucky in that i can fit a drain in the anchor locker to come out onto the deck.......is that an ok idea to do?

for my console i am going to fit two plastic transom drain points as someone pointed out a week or two ago would be a good idea

i dunno, all these holes haha
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i think i may be lucky in that i can fit a drain in the anchor locker to come out onto the deck.......is that an ok idea to do?

for my console i am going to fit two plastic transom drain points as someone pointed out a week or two ago would be a good idea

i dunno, all these holes haha
I think i would leave it sealed to protect the integrity of it from water,if you were unlucky enough for a big stuff to get into the console it may help,but,its more likely that any water swilling around on deck would definitely get in through drains.
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I would agree - the amount of water that does get inside a console is usually only a very small amount - its a tiny puddle rather than a qty that will drain through a hole - if you have drainage holes i think they will let more water in than they would let out - same goes for your anchor locker - with a good hatch - very little water will get in there - mine is still dry.

I just dry the inside of my console with a towel once a month, the water is so small an amount that its not worth worrying about - only downside to having it there is that it does raise the humidity inside the console - which results in condensation in gauges etc...
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I would agree - the amount of water that does get inside a console is usually only a very small amount - its a tiny puddle rather than a qty that will drain through a hole - if you have drainage holes i think they will let more water in than they would let out - same goes for your anchor locker - with a good hatch - very little water will get in there - mine is still dry.

I just dry the inside of my console with a towel once a month, the water is so small an amount that its not worth worrying about - only downside to having it there is that it does raise the humidity inside the console - which results in condensation in gauges etc...
Mine was like that for the first year - but once the anchor locker starts getting some use, it does start to collect water (mostly off the ropes and chains when you use them). Once it starts to collect - there is always water in there.

And my console was quite good at keeping dry - until the MCA required me to 'vent' it - and it now collects quite considerable amounts of water. I'm not sure how its getting in, but over a week on the mooring it can collect a couple of inches. It seems to be a lot for condensation - so I assume that a combination of rain and wind are getting through the vent. This year I'm going to put a cover over the console to keep it dry.

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i was thinking of getting one of those bar heaters for inside the console to keep condensation at zero. and keep everything nice and dry and slightly warmed


i will wait and see if the anchor locker gathers water before i start drilling holes everywhere

also i was thinking of putting breathers for the console but mounting them on the flat cosole surface underneath where it juts out....that should work i think

does anyone know if the console must be ventelated, it has batteries, fuel tank under floor and electrics in that area?
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i was thinking of getting one of those bar heaters for inside the console to keep condensation at zero. and keep everything nice and dry and slightly warmed


i will wait and see if the anchor locker gathers water before i start drilling holes everywhere

also i was thinking of putting breathers for the console but mounting them on the flat cosole surface underneath where it juts out....that should work i think

does anyone know if the console must be ventelated, it has batteries, fuel tank under floor and electrics in that area?
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I think you are dangerously close to overkill,step back,step away,it sounds like you've finished it!
Your tank is already ventilated by the breather and i really wouldn't vent it any further.If you are worried then leave the console hatch open when you store her on the trailer.Obviously this is a risk if it's not stored at home but then my hatch doesn't lock either.Oh no,thats given you another idea hasn't it
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