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bluecan123 posted 03-05-2001 11:25 PM ET (US)   Profile for bluecan123   Send Email to bluecan123  
Being a new owner of a whaler,i have aquestion about my 1985 whaler. After removing boat from water and while on trailer a large amount of water comes out after remving bottom drain plug. Is this normal or not. If it is normal, where does water come from? If it is not normal How do I fix it. Thanks for your advice.
Hank posted 03-05-2001 11:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hank  Send Email to Hank     
Which whaler model ? Which plug?
bluecan123 posted 03-06-2001 03:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluecan123  Send Email to bluecan123     
1985 montack The bottom plug on back of boat. Be kind I am new to boating and do not have all terms down yet. What do you call back of boat?


SWarren posted 03-06-2001 03:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for SWarren  Send Email to SWarren     
It is nothing major, water coming in from swimming, spray from waves. or the plug not sealed tight enough. Mine did that to. Just check you brass transom plug and make sure it is still in good shape, not corroded. The tighten your plug before you go out.
Chesapeake posted 03-06-2001 04:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Bluecan: I presumed you meant "in the back of the boat", not "on the back of the boat" correct? Sounds crazy, but just wanted to be sure that you don't have your plug inserted outside of the boat, rather than in the tunnel inside the boat...
Hank posted 03-06-2001 04:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hank  Send Email to Hank     
Your boat has a tunnel beneath the deck which runs from under the console to the stern. There are three openings to the deck from the tunnel. One under your console, one under your seat and one aft near the motor. Any water on the deck will drain into the tunnel.
When you load the boat onto the trailer and pull the plug, the water in the tunnel is drained out of the boat. I have a bilge pump in the aft opening near the motor to pump the water out while the boat is in the water.
The sources of water are as described by SWarren in the last post. To his list you can add rain. Hope this helps

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