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Ready2Rip posted 02-18-2002 11:07 AM ET (US)   Profile for Ready2Rip   Send Email to Ready2Rip  
Just took my sea trial last weekend on an '89 Revenge 22, and the I notice water had pooled underneath the see-through cover in the middle of the deck that covers the fuel tank guage. I pulled the cover off, and the water seems to be contained in this area, but it's being contained by the whaler foam. Is this a common problem? Should I be worried that the hull is full of water, and if so, how can I check?

Thanks in advance for your advice,

Mike

Tom W Clark posted 02-18-2002 04:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
There's always going to be some water in there. Do not worry about it, it is normal.
Ready2Rip posted 02-18-2002 06:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ready2Rip  Send Email to Ready2Rip     
Glad to hear it. Thanks Tom!
lhg posted 02-18-2002 06:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I have discovered some of this water under my Outrage floor, which I was able to initally soak up with a towel around the fuel gauge. What I have been doing lately is to remove the floor deck plates when I store the boat under it's cover. The temperature under the cover gets quite hot on a sunny day, and the open hatches allow the water to evaporate quite well. I open 3 plates, one at the fill, one at the gauge and one at the withdrawls.
David Ratusnik posted 02-18-2002 07:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
lhg-- I've noticed the same condensation under the clear gas gauge cover. Will use your suggestion to open everything up. Thanks David
ECUSeaPA posted 02-18-2002 07:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for ECUSeaPA  Send Email to ECUSeaPA     
I noticed the same thing. Glad it's not a problem.

lgh:

Where'd you get the bracket extension. I really kike your setup.

lhg posted 02-18-2002 08:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
thanks, CPA - On my 25, it's an Armstrong Bracket, Stuart FL. On my 18, the brackets pictured in the Reference article are by Springfield Marine.

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