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Liteamorn posted 05-11-2005 07:49 PM ET (US)   Profile for Liteamorn   Send Email to Liteamorn  
Has anyone slipped their 170 with the plug out? How much marine growth have you experienced in the bilge pump compartment and the adjoining channel that the wires and cables are fed thru? Did you do anything special to combat this? Thanks
rj posted 05-14-2005 06:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for rj  Send Email to rj     
I have kept my 170 in a slip during the fall months at the delta in Discovery Bay yacht harbor for the past 4 years, I have left the plug in and I believe that you would be inviting extra upkeep with the plug out. Before I put the boat in the slip, the hull is polished and waxed and is washed as needed. I keep my plug in to prevent the delta water (which leaves a film) from setting in my bilge.
Liteamorn posted 05-15-2005 04:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Liteamorn  Send Email to Liteamorn     
That is the way my friend decided to go, it just seems like a lot of work for a bilge pump (and a battery) on a real nasty rainy day.

I was really amazed at the weight of the water in the boat when the plug is pulled. My buddys' 170 was bottom painted by his dealer and I thought he did a terrible job (the stern was about 2" higher than the bow). With the plug in this looks a little wierd but when we pulled the plug the stern sat right down and the water line was perfect.


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