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Old 24 August 2009, 03:10   #11
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You mean like this one, mentioned in stevetheboats shakespeare build thread?

http://www.ribs-by-shakespeare.co.uk/comp.html
That is just what I had in mind for the under deck build. so glad it looks like it will work.
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Locker drains have to be above the waterline, no problem on a yacht with lots of freeboard.
Maybe an anchor line that doesn't absorb so much water might help. I have a similar set, I've not had such problems.
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Locker drains have to be above the waterline, no problem on a yacht with lots of freeboard.
might be a stupid question, but why?
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might be a stupid question, but why?
If the drain is below the waterline, it's effectively a whole in the boat and lets water in. You'll be carrying extra weight and the anchor gear will be permanantly sopping wet.
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might be a stupid question, but why?
I assume it's in case the bulkhead fails and allows the boat to fill up.

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If the drain is below the waterline, it's effectively a whole in the boat and lets water in. You'll be carrying extra weight and the anchor gear will be permanantly sopping wet.
OK, then I assume you are talking about a drain hole to the outside of the boat, cos mine drains all the way back to the transom well, where there's a bung at the front of the well, to drain any water in the hull into the transom well, where it can be pumped out. Or, alternatively do the reverse and part fill the hull for stability.

had me worried for a minute
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OK, then I assume you are talking about a drain hole to the outside of the boat, cos mine drains all the way back to the transom well.....
. Very difficult to retro-fit such a set-up.
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how about a very small bilge pump? sort of car windscreen size pump with a switch on the dashboard? i am sure there must be something similar that would work in a marine enviroment.
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The Anchor locker in the Bows of The Nashers Revenge is formed by a bulkhead under the deck roughly as the Blue line on the image below.

When the anchor, chain and warp are dumped back in the locker the sea water runs off and collects in the bottom, and can only be removed with a sponge once all the gear has been removed from the locker.

Id like to fit a drain like Yachts have to let the water out.
An added advantage is that Id be able to chuck a bucket of fresh water in the locker to rinse the salt out of the warp occasionally, rather than wait until I drag it all out 2 or 3 times a year to wash it out in a bucket.

Unfortunately the bottom of the locker is just below the water line at rest, so Im going to Glass in a false floor to the locker about 6 inches up, as per the Red line, which will be enough to raise a drain above the water line at rest.

This will of course create a sealed void in the hull, shown by the yellow shading, which Im not too sure about.

Should I just leave it?
Or should I consider filling it with something?

Any thoughts would be appreciated, especially those from the RIB builders.

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Leave it!
Yeah, buy a bigger sponge.
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