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Old 03 April 2011, 01:57   #31
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Ian M - since the planing pad rises towards the transom, a bung there would still leave a good quantity in the hull. I have jacked my trailer up as high as it can go on the jockey + axle stands and it still is not enough to get the water to drain to the back. Through the deck is the only way to get it dry.

Stopping on a steep slip might be enough.

Would actually be better to go into the next compartment forward to get the true low point at the tip of the planing pad but this would not be so good for locating the sounder.

Was thinking about putting a drain port through the planing pad but if this is all I get out after 3 years then I'll just stick to the sponge now and then.

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Ian M - since the planing pad rises towards the transom, a bung there would still leave a good quantity in the hull. I have jacked my trailer up as high as it can go on the jockey + axle stands and it still is not enough to get the water to drain to the back. Through the deck is the only way to get it dry.

Stopping on a steep slip might be enough.

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Which is exactly what I do.
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Old 03 April 2011, 04:21   #33
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I get absolutely nothing in the hull of mine, it's bone dry, so the glands shouldn't leak?
I guess that depends on how well they are sealed. My outboard cables have the standard Evinrude nylon mesh sock around them, and then the cables all bunched together into the rubber gland, which is really just a bit of rubber around the outside of the bundle - hardly waterproof! However, it does not cause me a problem, just undo the drain bung as I sit on the slip - maybe one day I will be arsed to do something about it, but at the moment other things demand my time
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I've never had water in my hull. Now I've got a deck hatch I'm expecting that to change
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I guess that depends on how well they are sealed. My outboard cables have the standard Evinrude nylon mesh sock around them, and then the cables all bunched together into the rubber gland, which is really just a bit of rubber around the outside of the bundle - hardly waterproof! However, it does not cause me a problem, just undo the drain bung as I sit on the slip - maybe one day I will be arsed to do something about it, but at the moment other things demand my time
Ah ok - mine are installed through a sort of spiral-reinforced flexi tube, it is sealed well at the gland at the transom box, though the other end keeps coming out of the flange on the engine which is slightly annoying. When it's shoved into the engine properly, it must be near enough waterproof (splashproof) unless you completely submerged everything halfway up the engine cowling in which case you'd have more immediate issues than a bit of water in the hull
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A little late, but pictures from inside my hull void. You can see the transducer under the piece of fibreglass that I have glued on top to keep things well supported.
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In relation to this, tried to get the deck hatch off on ours yesterday - won't budge a milimetre. Guess it's better to leave it like that though rather than risk a leak by not putting it back correctly etc.
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I'd recommend you persevere. I decided to flocoat the inside to finish it off but was having trouble drying it out. Kept getting dribbles of water even with the trailer jacked up so that the keep was sloping backwards. I then put an engine lift on the hitch and lifted it up until the hitch was at head height. Must have got another 2 bucket loads out or more.

Anyway job finished now. Perfect signal at all speeds.

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I then put an engine lift on the hitch and lifted it up until the hitch was at head height. Must have got another 2 bucket loads out or more.
Love to but boat is as below however with only 5 inches to other boats in all directions! We raised the nose up using the tractor in September and nothing at all came out. Not a drop. (had been in for 8 weeks solid). Then put it in for a week in October and there was at least 2/3 pints.
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I'd recommend you persevere.
Done it

Little bitty of water in there, maybe 2 pints or so. Pics taken after a few spongefuls. Our transducer is mounted well off to one side and actually goes through the hull (pic so that there has had to have been a hole cut in it. Wonder what it's sealed with I think if we had been able to jack the nose up it would simply have kept coming. Nothing we can do about it really except sponge it out once a year I guess. Have left it open to dry though, so will see how that helps, then crack out the vaseline at half term

Anyway, main job today was to make a wiring diagram of the console so that we can work out if fitting AIS is going to be feasible. Judging by the fact that our NMEA network is a bundle of crimped wires in some insulating tape... I think that it is a forlorn possibility

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