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Old 17 August 2010, 11:42   #1
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Small drain valve...

Does anyone know where I can get some small drain valves so that I can drain water that collects in my console? The offshore console has 2 hatches and numerous holes in it for kit - but it's leaked ever since the surveyor made me drill holes in it for battery ventilation.........

I've blocked up those holes now, but water still gets in (I suspect through the hatch under the suicide seat), and new seals and hatch haven't fixed it - so it would probably be easier just to let it drain out over the deck. However, I can't find anything small enough that will do it whilst not looking sh*te. Any ideas?

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Old 17 August 2010, 11:56   #2
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These type are quite neat:

http://chandlery.marinestore.co.uk/s...ex?query=drain
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Yes - they'll do, but I was hoping someone had seen something smaller or neater...
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The drain hole is only about 10mm across - anything smaller is probably not worth having!
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Are you going to be able to get the last 1cm out with these. It doesn't really matter if your locker/console has 1cm or 10cm in it - everything is still soaked.
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Are you going to be able to get the last 1cm out with these. It doesn't really matter if your locker/console has 1cm or 10cm in it - everything is still soaked.
Yes it does. I'm not bothered about 1 cm - that can be sponged out quite easily. However, 10-15 cms will go down the underdeck conduit and flood the engine box.

If some 'helpful' individual decides to lower my trunks (as happened last year) then the battery runs flat pumping out what comes in on the deck, and the boat floods. Once the battery is flat then it just goes through and flood the engine box. If I can keep the level to 1-2 cms then my engine box will remain nice and dry...

...and it rains a lot in Wales.
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