Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 24-04-2016, 15:55   #1
Senior Cruiser
bletso's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Louisville, KY
Boat: Globe, cutter/ketch,38
Posts: 388
Portabote self bailer

I saw the salesman for portabote at the boat show and mentioned the need for a drain. He "Unofficially" set me on to this.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	SUN.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	13.9 KB
ID:	123079  
__________________ Boats don't like being neglected, but then neither do significant others!
bletso is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25-04-2016, 18:44   #2
Registered User
muttskie's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: Kadey Krogen 39
Posts: 180
Re: Portabote self bailer

This is another option from a Porta Bote blog that I came across. I like the sunfish one, though. The Ronstan comes in many versions, it seems.
Drain PlugsĀ* | Ronstan Sailboat Hardware World
Bill Petras
Kadey Krogen 39
Little Fish
muttskie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-04-2016, 18:51   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Lake Belton, TX, USA, Earth: 3rd rock from the Sun
Boat: Vagabond 14
Posts: 422
Re: Portabote self bailer

I've got the sunfish one ... OEM in my Minifish.

It lets water in and out very well. Mostly in....
No signs of damage to the device. The ball moves freely. It just never seats to block water from coming in.

I guess you're supposed to lean the boat over so much that water is sloshing in over the top and you don't notice that the drain is leaking into the boat.

That's the way I used to sail Sunfish... mostly leaned over about 60 deg with one foot on the daggerboard. The little footwell was always full of water.
TurninTurtle is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Portabote CHM Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 26 19-06-2016 08:19
pram, dory, portabote, WB, skiff, susan, whaler, boston........ Rastarea Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 26 03-05-2015 04:53
[SOLD] PortaBote 12' Folding Dinghy ramalkin Classifieds Archive 12 31-03-2015 17:41
Portabote Rowing hpeer Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 1 06-02-2010 14:13

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:52.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.