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Old 18 June 2011, 03:14   #1
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Watertight rigging tube/console?

OK so after a recent incident where the boat flooded while on a mooring due to a split in the elephant's trunk, leaving water inside the console and over the batteries (which are in the console) I've been looking at where the rigging tube enters the console - this being where the water got in. The tube lies on the deck and then the various pipes/cables enter the console through a "witches hat". I can't see any chance of actually sealing the gaps between all the pipes/cables to make the console really watertight - but am I missing something? Is there some cunning way of doing it?

The tube doesn't itself go through the witches hat, but I don't see that'd help anyway as water would just come through the tube from the transom end?


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Old 18 June 2011, 03:46   #2
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One way is to have a continuous tube that enters the console and then goes upward to a high point inside the console. The water level outside the console would then have to be higher than the high point of the tube before it can enter inside the console
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