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dauntless 18 scupper below waterline
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posted 06-30-2005 11:58 PM ET (US)
quick question. just bought a used 99 18 dauntless. the scuppers are slightly below the waterline with a full tank of gas. the boat is equipped with a 135 optimax, and is otherwise lightly loaded. there is no water ingress into the boat at all, even with the scupper flap open. i don't suspect any waterlogging of the hull, as there are no points of water entry noted. the boat has been stored on a lift for at least 3 years.
is this scenario simply part of the design, or should these scuppers be above the waterline at rest? any thoughts would be appreciated.
posted 07-01-2005 10:38 AM ET (US)
I have noticed this on my Dauntless as well. The boat sits low in the stern when at rest. The only time water comes in through the scuppers is when we have 2-3 people standing in the very back. The water ingress in only minimal. It will still self-bail at rest even with the scuppers below the water.
posted 07-01-2005 11:16 AM ET (US)
thanks, just checking. . .new boat to me and all. i'm loving the boat by the way, quite a bit more boat than my old nauset.
posted 07-01-2005 11:43 AM ET (US)
Thanks, this was a good topic as I'm experiencing the same thing with my Dauntless 160. I was thinking I needed to replace the rubber flaps.
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