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Old 07 September 2009, 16:03   #1
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problem with drain plug

Hi lads iv just got a new 520 seapro rib last week, iv just put it on loch lomond for the week to give its first run, and found its taken on water, iv taken the drain plug out today and found that the hole has been driled between the floor of the boat and the hull is this right or in the wrong place , help“
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Old 08 September 2009, 02:30   #2
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Sounds right if you want the drainplug to drain the bilge.

To drain the deck (btw, is this where you took on water?) you need scuppers or elephant trunks or other deck drains.

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Sounds right to me, my tornado has no sump at the rear for a pump. Just a drain bung in the transom for the bilge, between the deck and the hull.
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Yeah, if you have a hollow floor, you'll have a drain bung for the cavity.

Shipping water into "your" bit of the hull will need trunks or a separate bung as jyaski says or a pump.
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Yeah, if you have a hollow floor, you'll have a drain bung for the cavity.

Shipping water into "your" bit of the hull will need trunks or a separate bung as jyaski says or a pump.
Iv just spoke to marine guy he thinks the holes been driled to low , as the floor and hull shoud be a sealed unit
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Iv just spoke to marine guy he thinks the holes been driled to low , as the floor and hull shoud be a sealed unit
There are a few boats with totally sealed hull voids - but it is almost inevitable that some water will get in there at some point (through screw holes, joins etc). Would have though this was especially true for lower pricepoint brands. Therefore you do want a way of draining this void.
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There are a few boats with totally sealed hull voids - but it is almost inevitable that some water will get in there at some point (through screw holes, joins etc). Would have though this was especially true for lower pricepoint brands. Therefore you do want a way of draining this void.
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