Originally Posted by slepwaker
Hey guys, I have a Ribcraft 9.0. Recently, I have noticed that the it is getting heavier as shown on the crane and it is getting sluggish in water. There is a high chance that water has managed to find its way into the hull core. Any idea how to get rid of the water?
Isn't it fun when you push the throttles forward and end up pointing at Mars?
Things to check: the gaskets on the three screw-in bungs on the transom for perishing or being over-tightened (or missing!); if you've got any deck hatches, the gaskets on these for crumbling or getting damaged. Any ducts (even the shrouded ones) will let some water in - but not much usually.
As for removing the water - bilge pump and extra hose, or wife and a bucket.
I hope you didn't mean the water was actually in the skin of the hull - if so you've got a real problem, for which the solution could be drastic