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Perseverance posted 05-29-2006 05:08 PM ET (US)   Profile for Perseverance   Send Email to Perseverance  
Mine is a 1994 Outrage 24 with the transom door on hinges.Sometimes water comes in the back when drifting or anchored, and it goes beyond the splash well into the aft deck and it seeps into the fish boxes, melting most of the ice very quickly (this is 80+ degree Florida ocean water).

The fish boxes are large and very well insulated, but not really watertight.

Any similar experiences? Any ideas on how I might solve this problem?

bsmotril posted 05-29-2006 06:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
What about some stick on rubber weather stripping on the inside top of the hatch lid, around the perimeter. That would give you a gasket of sorts and cut down on the water intrusion. BillS
Backlash posted 05-29-2006 09:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Backlash  Send Email to Backlash     
It might make more sense to seal the transom door to keep water from even getting on the deck. Stick on weather stripping might work here as well.
msc posted 05-30-2006 11:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for msc  Send Email to msc     
I had a 1992 23WA and if the fishwell design on your 24 is the same the only possible solution is some form of gasketing. There was no gutter around the edge of the wells and some portion of any water that came in the boat ended up in the wells and as you point out quickly melted the ice.
Perseverance posted 05-31-2006 07:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Perseverance  Send Email to Perseverance     
thanks guys. I'll try the weather stripping.
Royboy posted 06-09-2006 09:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
I've found that giving the cover seal a good scrubbing periodically helps a lot. Being a recessed part of the deck, it tends to accumulate a lot of gunk and lose its seal. When mine's clean it seals well. Give it a good scrub with your deck brush (don't forget the sealing surface too)and see if that helps.

I've also found that block ice is much more forgiving than cubes when I do get the occaisonal leak, and my fish don't seem to mind.


Royboy posted 06-09-2006 09:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
Mine is on a 17 Outrage and has the gutter around the sealing surface, but keeping it clean should still help somewhat.


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