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weekendwarrior posted 11-06-2002 03:06 PM ET (US)   Profile for weekendwarrior   Send Email to weekendwarrior  
I've got a 1996 17-Montauk which I [purchased] used. The anchor locker in the front has a drain hole that opens directly to the outside of the hull. The problem is this allows water into the anchor locker in certain situations and everything in there gets soaked. Is this drain supposed to have a one way valve or something similar?
kgregg posted 11-06-2002 03:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for kgregg  Send Email to kgregg     
I have similar setup on my 1991 Outrage 18. You need to buy 1 inch (I think) plug to put in anchor well drain hole when you want to keep water out.
Taylor posted 11-06-2002 03:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
The plug is the same size and type as the engine well plugs. I use the T-handled variety, they were available *two* hardware stores on Whidbey Island.

There are a couple of schools of thought on the bow locker. Some people run without a plug to drain any water that comes over the bow or down from the sky. But that does not strike me as much water, so I run with my plug in.

Usually people keep things in there that they don't mind getting a little wet, like the anchor and anchor line, fenders, dead fish, that sort of thing.

weekendwarrior posted 11-06-2002 05:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for weekendwarrior  Send Email to weekendwarrior     
Thanks for the replies, I'll probably end up with a plug in there too, good idea. I've got the anchor and assorted ropes in there along with a throwable and while it doesn't hurt them to get wet I'm sure they'll be happier without being continuously soaked in salt water. :) I wonder why whaler didn't just drain this into the cockpit?
montaukmax posted 11-06-2002 09:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for montaukmax  Send Email to montaukmax     
Interesting you should mention the idea of draining into the cockpit... The earlier models like my 74 Nauset did just that!

Some people like the overboard drain so they can use the bow compartment as a cooler for fish or beer (more the latter if your fishing is as successful as mine). As the ice melts, it just drains overboard.

jimh posted 11-07-2002 12:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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