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water in hull
|Author||Topic: water in hull|
posted 08-02-2002 06:34 AM ET (US)
I have some water in the transom area. The water came in around the transducer screw holes. I opened up the screw holes to about 1/2"" in diameter and it appears that the foam is not waterlogged; the blue laminate is wet, which was unexpected. Has anyone ever used a de-humidifier? I was thinking of getting a large piece of clear plastic to isolate the area. Is this a waste of time? I personally don't think there is a lot of water, but the moisture in the laminate is making it difficult to do repairs.
posted 08-02-2002 11:16 AM ET (US)
You can drill 3/8 in the very bottom of the boat at its lowest point,but from the sound of it very little is going to come out.
I would try to let it dry out and/or put a hair dryer or vaccum to it to expedite.
Then plug, patch, re-gel, and go. If your putting the transducer back in make sure you get a good below waterline sealant (4200, 5200)
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