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#12367989 - 08/01/17 03:00 PM How do I get my boat to drain?
Too Fat 2 Fish Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/30/16
Posts: 46
Loc: Grapevine
I store my boat outside with a cover. Invariably, some rain water finds it's way under or through the cover and I end up rain water in the bilge that won't drain. I've tried propping the tongue up as high as 32" but that isn't high enough.

Any suggestions other than a shop vac?

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#12368007 - 08/01/17 03:15 PM Re: How do I get my boat to drain? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1822
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Is water staying because the drain opening is above the true bottom of the bilge? (most are a little bit at least)

I can tell you how I have gotten a wet bilge to be dry as a bone:

You'll need a long slender piece of an old cotton t-shirt, about 3 inches wide will do.
Hook one end of the material over a dowel, screwdriver, etc. and shove it through the drain from the outside into the bilge.
The material will act as an efficient wick if you get the end into the water.
Leave about 6 inches of the wick dangling outside the boat. It will start dripping and suck that water right out!

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#12368063 - 08/01/17 04:11 PM Re: How do I get my boat to drain? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish]
Too Fat 2 Fish Offline
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Registered: 12/30/16
Posts: 46
Loc: Grapevine
Thanks flippin. Yea it's the same design as most. I'm going to give the wick a shot

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#12368114 - 08/01/17 05:04 PM Re: How do I get my boat to drain? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish]
TrailHand Offline
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Registered: 05/18/17
Posts: 86
You can also pull the front compartment out if they're removable and it'll evaporate pretty well. Mine's the same way.

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#12369526 - 08/02/17 11:42 AM Re: How do I get my boat to drain? [Re: Flippin-Out]
T Bird Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 4618
Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Originally Posted By: Flippin-Out
Is water staying because the drain opening is above the true bottom of the bilge? (most are a little bit at least)

I can tell you how I have gotten a wet bilge to be dry as a bone:

You'll need a long slender piece of an old cotton t-shirt, about 3 inches wide will do.
Hook one end of the material over a dowel, screwdriver, etc. and shove it through the drain from the outside into the bilge.
The material will act as an efficient wick if you get the end into the water.
Leave about 6 inches of the wick dangling outside the boat. It will start dripping and suck that water right out!


THIS ^^^^^

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