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Old 22 May 2018, 13:11   #1
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Bilge drain plug help please


From this poor picture of my ribs bilge, on the RH side is a drain to the back of the boat. However there is also a hole/drain on the LH side from the ribs hull.

Question....Should there be a bung in the LH drain going into the hull ?
As I have a feeling, when water makes its way in the boat and as I only have a manual bilge pump, this will just go into the hull.

I have never had to pump the boat out as it is probably filling up the hull ?

Thanks in advance
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Old 22 May 2018, 13:45   #2
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I would bung the hole leading under the deck as rain water/spray will flow into the hull as the sump fills with water.

However, when trolling and stern heavy, bow raised, remove the bung and allow water to escape into the sump and then pump away. When empty and no more coming out, place bung back in. Obviously repeat periodically to keep the hull dry.

Sometimes the anchor locker in the bow has a drain hole letting water pass under the deck and out through the stern bung or just any water passing through holes in deck generally getting below needs to escape.
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