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bocadrew posted 06-23-2002 11:30 PM ET (US)   Profile for bocadrew   Send Email to bocadrew  
i'm thining of buying an older clasic whaler(mantauk, newport) and im curious if they are self im going to be leaving the boat in the water at all times and it rains often in florida.
Clark Roberts posted 06-24-2002 08:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Boca, a 17 Montauk/Newport is not truly self-bailing as sole/deck is slightly below waterline at stern and some water will enter the drain hole when at rest and how much depends on weight of engine and how other loads are arranged... however, it's much better to leave plug out (with an inch or so of water over deck) than to leave moured ..sp?(with plug in and no bilge pump! An auto bilge pump would be a good way to go (properly wired/fused of course)... happy summer rains... Clark.. SCN
bocadrew posted 06-24-2002 01:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for bocadrew  Send Email to bocadrew     
where would u place the bilge pump?
Clark Roberts posted 06-24-2002 01:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Bilge pump in the little sump at stern drain! Run discharge over or through the transom... some people just pump into the splash well.. piece of cake.... Clark Spruce Creek Navy
ShrimpBurrito posted 06-25-2002 06:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
Clark - do you have a pump in your 15'? If so, what capacity?

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