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Scupper 17' Dauntless
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posted 05-20-2001 10:35 PM ET (US)
My buddy just got a job to fix the scuppers on a 96(?) 17' Dauntless. The owner reports that the scuppers are below the waterline and water leaks in, through the rubber flap flooding the interior. The owner has fixed the problem with a rubber stopper. I believe he is just going to glass over the opening per the owners request. This seems like a lot of work for a design flaw or faulty scupper. Has anyone had this problem? As far as removing the scuppers, are they glued or screwed together? Any help would be appreciated.
posted 05-21-2001 10:45 AM ET (US)
Tom, this is a design problem of the boat not the scupper. At rest with no one aboard they work fine. Also they work normal underway. But at rest with people in the back of the boat you're gonna get your feet wet.
I battled this same inconvenience when I had my '97 Dauntless 17. The good news is that when any water does come in, it drains into the underdeck box and then is pumped overboard. I would not give up the self draining cockpit feature. Don
posted 05-21-2001 11:06 AM ET (US)
posted 05-21-2001 11:40 AM ET (US)
I have a Dauntless 14 with a 75hp Merc (max hp/weight) on the back. At rest, especially with a little chop, I get water in the very stern. Not THAT much, but still enough to be a pain. I solved the problem with scupper plugs. If I do get any water in while the plugs are installed, rain, back wash, whatever, I simple remove 1 of the plugs when I am underway and the water drains right out.
I would definately NOT seal the scuppers. The self bailing hull is a feature, not the problem.
posted 05-21-2001 01:50 PM ET (US)
I wouldn't seal up the scuppers either, but the owner wants it. Over lunch I pulled the scuppers out and suprisingly very easily with a pair of channel locks, just twist out. For anyone that cares they are simply glued in place via a sealant on the flange. The two pieces simply slide together. I would suggest that anyone that has this style scupper system check the integrity of the sealant. One of the suppers was poorly sealed and the foam is wet, there is actually algae in the foam!
Thanks for the feedback.
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