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Old 23 August 2011, 10:07   #1
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Those with anchor lockers on your ribs... Do they have a drain to outside world?? All my hard boats have, however I am in the process of fitting an anchor locker, and because the deck is low to waterline, any drain would potentially be underwater.
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I glassed a false floor into the bottom of my anchor locker before adding a drain for that very reason.
There is a thread on here about how I did it somewhere.

The drain hole has a removable bung so I can block it up if required, and itís useful to be able to run the hose in it or throw a bucket of fresh water in occasionally to get some of the salt etc out of the warp.

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Mine drains onto the deck. Might be an issue if you are a street clothes boater; I usually have wet dive gear on deck and exposure protection on, so it's not a big deal.

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Those with anchor lockers on your ribs... Do they have a drain to outside world?? All my hard boats have, however I am in the process of fitting an anchor locker, and because the deck is low to waterline, any drain would potentially be underwater.
No. I just use a sponge every now and again to soak up the water and clean it out. Mind you, I'm very careful not to anchor in soft mud, so it's rarely nasty and smelly in there.
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Here's the thread I was thinking about:-

Ancher locker drain.

Plenty of interesting input from others, and the glassing in of the false bottom is covered at the end.
I never did update the thread with the drain added, so I'll do it later when I have access to the images.

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No, but I have found that not ever bothering to anchor is quite an effective way of keeping it dry in there
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Here's the thread I was thinking about:-

Ancher locker drain.

Plenty of interesting input from others, and the glassing in of the false bottom is covered at the end.
I never did update the thread with the drain added, so I'll do it later when I have access to the images.

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Original thread now updated.

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yeah have a drain hole
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OK, I am forming a new bulkead between deck and hull, a false floor then eventually a drain.

One question I have is, what is the hull and deck join made of?? I know it sounds a silly question, but is it waterproof? If i glas upto it and seal to it, will the epoxy and glass stick to it??

My concerns are if the new anchor locker flooded would the hull/deck join maintain watertight integrity?

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