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Old 08 July 2008, 17:31   #1
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valiant 490 water ingress

I took my boat out for the first time at the weekend

delighted with it

but when i recovered the boat and got it on the trailer I released the drain plug at the bottom of the transom and loads of water came out.

`the water was clearly collected under the deck.

is this normal?
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Old 08 July 2008, 18:27   #2
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sounds like bad news. Is the boat new or 10th hand??
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Depends on the design and the way you were using it. Did you get spray coming on board? Had it been outside in the rain? Water will obviously collect hence the bung.
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Water will obviously collect hence the bung.
why?
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Gravity!!!
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I get nothing more than a drip out of mine. Gravity must not work within my hull then eh?
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I get nothing more than a drip out of mine. Gravity must not work within my hull then eh?
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Our V-490 used to collect water in the hull too.

Possibly through all the holes in the deck where the console and seats were screwed in. If it wasn't that who knows but it was getting in somehow, not in huge quantities though, a litre or thereabouts after a week of being on the water and open to rain.
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My 490 also collected some water , maybe 3 litres or so in a good day out . If i had left it on mooring then I would have needed a way of pumping it out but for day use I didn't worry . It is anoying as i never found out where it came from iether .
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Will this cause the stringers to be susceptible to rot?
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