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gutsandglory posted 09-14-2006 02:59 PM ET (US)   Profile for gutsandglory   Send Email to gutsandglory  
Hello Again,
Conquest 235 and I open the hatch to the anchor line, filled with water. Anyone familiar with this boat know why and how to remove this water? Thanks.
Jkcam posted 09-14-2006 04:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jkcam  Send Email to Jkcam     
Is there a drain plug in the locker that is out? My two smaller Whalers have drain plugs in the anchor locker. If I wash the boat and fail to pull the locker drain the water will sit in the locker. Or, if I run the boat and fail to put the plug in, the locker will get water in during the outing.
mbking1 posted 09-14-2006 08:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for mbking1  Send Email to mbking1     
I thought the new whalers had a lip around the anchor locker perimeter that would drain the water past the locker into the interior?
David Pendleton posted 09-15-2006 12:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
My 230 Conquest has the same problem. The drain is the diameter of a pencil and is easily clogged.

This winter I'm replacing it with a 2" scupper; I'm hopefull this will eliminate the problem.

bluewaterpirate posted 09-16-2006 07:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Make sure the hole is clear of debris as mentioned above. Ensure the anchor drain hole opening is clear by pushing a small diameter drill bit in and out thru the hole itself. DO NOT use a drill on the hole, only push the bit in and out by hand. This will clear the opening of any rubber residue that might have been left over from the manufacturing process.

You will get some rain water and condensation thru the anchor storage area hatch .... it is not watertight. That's the reason for the drain hole. sitebuilderpictures/235anchordrainhole.jpg


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