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Old 12 July 2008, 17:10   #11
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Found it

Originally Posted by prairie tuber View Post
Will this cause the stringers to be susceptible to rot?
By a proccess of investigation I found the answer

The previous owner had fitted a sump pump and then must have decided to move it .... but forgot to seal the three screw holes

So when I threw a gallon on water in the back of the boat came out of the bottom !

much releived !!!!!!

Jon H
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Old 15 July 2008, 03:06   #12
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One of the problems may be that some Valiants are delivered "pre-rigged" and some are rigged from a box of bits by the dealer - the water tightness of the hull then depends entirely on the skills of the dealer!

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