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Duncan posted 01-26-2002 08:28 PM ET (US)   Profile for Duncan   Send Email to Duncan  
With duck season over and three months before the strippers are back (sorry Honey, I meant stripers--as in bass), I thought I'd drill some holes in the hull and see how much water comes out onto the garage floor over the winter. She's definatly heavy.
It's a relined salvage 13 foot hull (1969)so there's five or six access plates in the floor and I've gotten some water out by putting the trailer tongue on a four foot stepladder and wet vacuuming it out thru the stern access hole.
I've got a feeling that here are some baffles in there preventing the water from running out along the top surface of the outer hull. Thought drilling might yeild better results.
I was thinking 3/16 or 1/4" holes in each sponson, the v-hull and a couple other low spots?
Comments? Suggestions? Wise Cracks?
stinkyB posted 01-29-2002 08:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for stinkyB  Send Email to stinkyB     
I did this to my boat (17ft '65). I drilled 3 (which may not have been necessary). I made one on each side and the center, but the most water came out of the one by the v in the center in the stern. It's had time to drain as I've been fixing up the rest of the boat. Good Luck.

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