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1998 Outrage 17 II: What's this drain for?
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posted 04-20-2003 10:09 PM ET (US)
What function does the small drain serve in the in-deck well in the stern of a 1998 Outrage 17 II? It is located on the vertical portion of the starboard wall of the storage cavity beneath the stern deck?
posted 04-21-2003 09:44 AM ET (US)
I hope you get an answer to this one. I recently bought a used OR II and was wondering the same. It is my belief that it is a drain from the fuel tank cavity in front of the well but I am still not sure.
posted 04-21-2003 12:20 PM ET (US)
I have answered this before in another thread but can't seem to find that thread...
It is not a drain.... It is a vent..
If you have ever wondered what the clam shell is for, next to the starboard quarter seat backrest, this is the other end of that vent....
posted 04-21-2003 02:39 PM ET (US)
Could you be more specific as to where this clam shell is located? I'm at work and want to find it when I get home.
Aren't vents normally to allow gases to escape? What is the purpose of this one since the lid to the well is far from water tight? Thanks
posted 04-21-2003 07:11 PM ET (US)
There is a Stainless Steel clamshell on the outside of the hull by the starboard transom seat (just below the stern light socket). I believe the small drain Pmucciolo is referring to is the one on the starboard side of the locker located in the deck just behind the RPS. (This is the locker where the stern light is stored.)
I too have wondered at its purpose. When I launched my new to me Outrage 17, I found the drain plug was missing. When I plugged the drain and turned on the bilge pump, water came out of this drain hole until the bilge was almost emptied.
posted 04-23-2003 06:58 PM ET (US)
Got an answer from Chick at Boston Whaler:
posted 04-24-2003 11:18 AM ET (US)
Thanks for the information! Mystery solved.
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