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How do I get my boat to drain? #12367989
08/01/17 08:00 PM
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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?

Re: How do I get my boat to drain? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #12368007
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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!

Re: How do I get my boat to drain? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #12368063
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Thanks flippin. Yea it's the same design as most. I'm going to give the wick a shot

Re: How do I get my boat to drain? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #12368114
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You can also pull the front compartment out if they're removable and it'll evaporate pretty well. Mine's the same way.

Re: How do I get my boat to drain? [Re: Flippin-Out] #12369526
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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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