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Old 08-04-2016, 20:36   #1
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cockpit drains

i have a good bimini covering my entire center cockpit area and thus i was wondering whether to open (now they are always) or close the two cockpit drains thru holes. I know that with bad wx etc i need to remember to open them but that's why i have checklists going.
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Re: cockpit drains

What do you gain or what problem are you solving by closing them?
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Re: cockpit drains

I would leave them open.

I can't see any particular benefit from closing them unless you want to fill the cockpit with water and make it into a spa.
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Re: cockpit drains

Go they below WL and are there seacocks? If so close them if you like.. Otherwise no point IMHO

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Re: cockpit drains

yes they go below the water line that's why i think it better when the sea cocks are closed. Especially since i don't live on the boat.
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yes they go below the water line that's why i think it better when the sea cocks are closed. Especially since i don't live on the boat.
In your case thats smart thing to do
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Re: cockpit drains

Hehehe. I had the same doubt when leaving. I closed one port and left the other open. Call it 50/50 attitude.

If you are where it never rains, you can close them.

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