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Old 23-04-2016, 06:13   #16
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Re: Self-Draining Cockpits For Small Boats

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Thanks Jim

Have you ever seen this set up on a boat? It seems like a fairly obvious solution to the backflow problem on smaller boats, but I'm not aware of anyone doing it.
Backflow is still going to be a problem regardless of drain size if the cockpit height is marginal or the drains are in the wrong place. A check valve or something might work, but at the end of the day either fix the issue or close the valves in good weather and open them if you think a wave is going to come into the cockpit or during rain. Fit a small bilge pump to deal with spray and rain...

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Re: Self-Draining Cockpits For Small Boats

How about just raising the cockpit sole?
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