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self bailing Sport 13?
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posted 08-17-2004 10:05 PM ET (US)
I have a 1971 Sport 13 and get a lot of water in the boat in rough water. Is their anyway that this boat can self bail?
posted 08-17-2004 10:11 PM ET (US)
I'll answer this one!
ps- there are a couple old photos in the Reference section that show a guy completely filling his Whaler with water using a hose, than starting up & draining all the water out using this method. Its amazing, really.
posted 08-18-2004 09:50 AM ET (US)
Tempo makes a flapper scupper that can be fit into your drain tube. I have one in my aft drain, then leave the fwd tube unplugged. The flapper doesn't allow water into the boat but lets it out, when moving. They're about $25 at WestMarine. Kind of much for a piece of rubber, but that's boating.;) I think so far it has been worth it, though, not having to hassle with playing musically drain plugs. Plus it's pretty thick rubber so it should hold up a while.
posted 08-22-2004 02:05 PM ET (US)
For various reasons I have dri-dek on the floor of my 13’ sport. I cable tied a bilge pump to the dri-dek at the stern. I wired the pump to a switch on the console. It is very convenient and easy to get rid of any water.
posted 08-27-2004 02:00 PM ET (US)
I drilled and tapped holes to install a bilge pump right next to my aft drain plug for dewatering. No wood under that, but I used a lot of sealant around/in/under the screws.
I bought the biggest pump they has at Boaters World, a 1500 GPH unit. I wired it to a switch on the console so we don't have to goof around with the drain plug when it's rough, which is when we get any appreciable ammount of water in her. I filled it to the engine bolts with a hose and it took 15 seconds to drain it with the bilge pump. It would be a long 15 seconds on the water, but at least we don't have to risk falling overboard if we take on a little water.
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