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Old 27 January 2011, 09:13   #1
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Another day, another problem

During the work with steering console on my SR 5.4 I noticed a lot of water in front part of the hull under the deck.

Is it normal?


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Old 27 January 2011, 09:39   #3
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Normal? No.

Common? Yes.

Water has a way of finding it's way into the nether regions of boats, they are usually designed to allow it to run to a collection point.

Over time people modify boats and these little channels and holes get lost, most people never know.

Yours has a flooding hull of course, which makes it easy to shed the water.
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theoretically yes...
But this channel does not have a hole. Can I make a hole to let the water out? Maybe, there is any reason why the water is still there?

What I missed if I do the hull dry?

Is anyone who can explain me why SR are designed with flooding hull?
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Is anyone who can explain me why SR are designed with flooding hull?
One of the best features ever!

At rest the hull fills with water, the boat sits low in the sea and becomes lovely and stable.

As you accelerate the water drains out the back and you have a light, agile boat.
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That's not normal......there's no gaffa tape in sight!
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Old 27 January 2011, 11:53   #7
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Looks like a balast reservoir to me.
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While the 5.4 has a flooding hull it does not flood entirely.
There are reserve buoyancy areas built into the hull fwd & aft, these areas also serve to reduce the amount of water which enters the hull maintaining freeboard especially aft if the transom is cut down for a 20" engine.
I would say that your pics illustrate a buoyancy tank fwd in the hull & there should not be water in there.
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I would say that your pics illustrate a buoyancy tank fwd in the hull & there should not be water in there.
Shouldn't it also have a top on it though?
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Shouldn't it also have a top on it though?
It should be closed off at the top by the deck.
Which to be fair it does look like it has been in the image.

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