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150 Montauk/Sport: Static Trim and Self Bailing
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posted 06-18-2006 08:25 PM ET (US)
Has anyone pulled the stern plug on a 150 Montauk or 150 Sport while in the water? I am curious about how much water comes aboard.
posted 06-18-2006 09:45 PM ET (US)
I've have not pulled it out on purpose but on occasion failed to put the plug in prior to launching. Not a whole lot of water enters the stern.
posted 06-18-2006 09:58 PM ET (US)
Thanks gorji. That's what I expected from looking at the drain configuration. I'll give it a try.
posted 06-18-2006 10:32 PM ET (US)
When I have the 150 Sport tied up to the dock I usually pull the plug. With the 60 F/S the stern water line is just at the level of the drain. If it rains the water runs right out the drain and the bilge pump doesn't have to work. A little water does come in when I step back into the boat and I just sponge that up for a dry deck.
posted 06-18-2006 11:55 PM ET (US)
I have pulled the plug:
Depending on the load distribution you get very little water coming in. It clears very quickly when underway.
Bilge pump in a 150 Sport??????
posted 06-19-2006 12:12 PM ET (US)
Yes, a bilge pump in the 150 Sport is helpful.
I don't want to stop and pull the plug while out of the slip, so I added a pump to the inside of the transom.
I wish the 150 sport actually had a small bilge like the 170 Montauk (and 150 Montauk?) so that you can pump ALL the water off the deck, and the pump is hidden.
posted 06-19-2006 02:03 PM ET (US)
You have the best set up of a Sport 150 that I have ever seen. I was think "stock".
posted 06-19-2006 07:27 PM ET (US)
I leave the plug out of my 150 Sport at the slip when I'm away. When I go out alone, I replace the plug from the slip before I step on. If I have another person with me, I have them stand near the bow, then just about every drop of water is drained before I put the plug in.
It is definately self bailing, self draining, whatever you want to call it. Very little water comes in, and it stays at the drain area. No pump is needed while docked.
posted 06-27-2006 12:32 PM ET (US)
I added one back by the aft drain on my 130 Sport and it was great when out alone in rough water for getting rid of accumulated spray, which can be considerable, depending how rough it is, and wind direction in relation to direction of travel. Even with somebody else aboard, it's no fun going back there to pull the plug when it's rough out. Mine was an 1100 GPH model Rule. It would dry up the cockpit much faster than the drain.
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