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Hoop posted 07-07-2002 10:36 AM ET (US)   Profile for Hoop   Send Email to Hoop  
I noticed yesterday, after a successful fishing outing, that the white approx 7" diameter disk at the bottom of my 2000 Montauk anchor locker has some water under it. This disk covers the foam entry hole when my Montauk was 'born.' The disk has come loose around the edges and water can seep under. Is this anything to be concerned about? Should I get it back to the dealers ASAP or at the end of the season?


Tom W Clark posted 07-07-2002 11:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

If you can keep water out of the bow locker for the rest of the season then the best thing to do would be to let it sit over the winter without the sprue hole cover in place at all to let the foam air dry as much as possible. You could then repair the sprue hole cover in the spring and be ready for next season.

I don't think this is an emergency situation at all but I would not want water to be coming into contact with the foam any more than necessary. If you're going to be doing a lot of fishing and using the bow locker then fix it now.

prj posted 07-07-2002 12:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for prj  Send Email to prj     
revise the threads shown to a longer period and search for "sprue hole" in the titles. a discussion was had a few months ago that resolved little but covered much.

many whalers have fully exposed sprue holes presumably clear sealed to protect foam from the water. yours may or may not be protected with a sealer.

Hoop posted 07-09-2002 12:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hoop  Send Email to Hoop     
andygere posted 07-09-2002 07:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I seem to recall that Chuck had the same issue with his Montauk and may have repaired it. You may want to check with him.

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