Originally Posted by Oscarguitar
I guessing your set is similar to mine. I do have a trunk but the biggest factor would be actually draining from the deck into the bilges so that they can be emptied by the trunk. On mine this is through a number of smallish drain holes under the rear bench seat. (In fact the biggest hole is right over the fuel tank sender which is not a brilliant piece of design) Any decent amount of water would take an age to drain through. Even using a hose to wash the deck can take a while to drain through.
The latest Cobras (and Scorpions) have deck drains/scuppers that exit above the waterline on the transom with rubber flaps to stop water going the wrong way. This may be a more effective solution if you want to add drainage capacity. The trunk creates a big hole in the transom and my worry is that the trunk will tear without me knowing and fill the boat up with no way of easily stopping flow!
(P.S. I should have joined you on Sunday)
Last Sunday was pretty horrible with the lareg waves up the swash, I used my time as a practice session going againts the waves at slow speed and then riding them coming back, good practice I would say, bit scary at times but helps me on experience of big waves. The Rib coped brillinatly, the trick was slow speed heading into the waves allowing them to go under the boat rathe than riding them and on way back lots of use of throttle control and going across biggest waves, it was very fun.
Yes ive seen the new type of drainage on the cobras and will probably have those fitted, they have a hole in the rear storage compartment an inch or so above deck level and tubes which flow through and down out to the transom, rather neat finish and easy enouth as an after fit.