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Old 25-07-2015, 03:15   #1
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Draining Double Hull

Hi guys,

Lately I've noticed that my Zodiac 340 Yauchtline has water trapped in the double hull (I can hear it when I lift it up and down on the trailer). I don't think that I have any kind of leak, but somehow it got there from the previous ownership. The problem is that when I opened the drain plug, and lifted my dinghy vertically up (90 degree angle), only a small amount of bad smelling water came out. From the sound of it, there seems to be a fair amount trapped in the hull. I've talked to my local Zodiac dealer, and was told that the hull is made up of partitions, and that probably the water is trapped in between partitions.

Is there any way which I'm missing in order to get all the water out?

Thanks,
Steve from sunny Malta
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Old 26-07-2015, 20:25   #2
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Re: Draining Double Hull

Some people cut an access hole on the dinghy floor and install those screw in plates so they can empty the water.
Sometimes if you remove the plug and go very fast you can drain a lot. Or beach it and manhandle it high enough so it drains.



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