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pist2348 posted 06-02-2002 09:32 AM ET (US)   Profile for pist2348  
I have a 22' Outrage that gets rain water accumulation in the below deck wells. Is there any cure for this? I am tired of manually pumping out the wells. Do you know anyone who has converted the covers to newer styled plastic water tight hatches? Does anyone know who makes them?

Thank you for your thoughts.


pist2348 posted 06-09-2002 10:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for pist2348    

Come on guys, no help???

DIVE 1 posted 06-09-2002 11:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
What year is your outrage? Which wells, bow or stern?
padrefigure posted 06-10-2002 09:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for padrefigure  Send Email to padrefigure     
Not familiar with the OR22, but my OR18 has overboard drain tubes in the front locker and the below deck gas tank well. The plug in the fron anchor locker is obvious, but the you need to remove the round access cover to get to the drain for the below deck area. Your OR22 probably has the same arrangement.
Chap posted 06-11-2002 02:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
I think you are referring to the stern baitwell hatch/teak non-guttered cover? You don't have it if you have the large tank, I think. If so, it is wet and a hassle, though my son enjoys pulling the plug while underway. Incidently, mine did not come with a check valve in the splashwell. I may also try to cover it with a hatch. Look into the Bomar hatches. I haven't sized it yet.

My anchor and two rope lockers, the plugs stay out unless there are cans in there being chilled/endurance tested.
The main storage well which extends under the console is also wet, for me at least. Caulking of the deck was not completed properly and water pours down there through the gaps. The water runs down the gutters, hits the cooler chocks and cooler, backing up and into the well. Caulking is on the list. Additionally, I am going to raise the cooler/chocks up a tad with some planed 1/4" starboard so the water flows under and to the stern. It will get the cooler off the deck and to keep the water from running under the console/into the chases, I am going to place an angled piece under the cooler directing the water towards the starboard sump, might work.
Padrefigure, I would like to hear more about the drain tube/plug you have to let the water out of the gas tank well.

pist2348 posted 06-13-2002 11:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for pist2348    

Thank you for your help, I will check out the site. Oh, the whaler is a 1988 22' Outrage with whaler drive. Yes, it does have the drains in the anchor well and rear well. But, it fills up with water when left open.

Chap posted 07-22-2002 03:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Don't order any of the Bomar hatches etc. to replace the teak lid for the rear livewell in the '89 etc. Outrages with 77 gal tanks.
They are too small. Neither Beckson nor Viking fit either. Back to the drawing board. Maybe a custom Starboard job will have to do. Any other sources out there?
Joe Dye posted 08-01-2002 09:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Joe Dye  Send Email to Joe Dye     
I have a 1988 22 outrage I had to put in automatic pumps on both sides and under the big well in the front. Now I put a automatic in the live well and so it pumps out the side. doing that it has helped greatly. great whalering.

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