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Old 18 March 2013, 07:24   #1
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console filling with water from stuffing etc

I am im the process of a major refurb of my rib. I glassed in the new console over the weekend. I am wondering if I should put a drainin to the console in case it should become swamped. has this actually ever happened to anyone? and does anyone actually fit a drain to a console so as to allow for rapid emptying if required?


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Old 18 March 2013, 07:48   #2
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Rapid emptying? That'd be a big hole.

I've got a small stainless tube in the console of the 5.4 to allow anything that does get in there to get out, but even after a full on submersion type stuff, it hasn't filled up-or if it has it's been so little I've not noticed.

Unless your console has a big area lower than the transom I wouldnt worry about it.
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Does your console mount to the deck? If so, I'd guess a couple of smallish holes at the bottom would allow water to flow out as soon as the deck cleared (it's not going anyplace until then anyway.) Exactly how much water are you anticipating the console collecting?

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