Fellow Helia owners, I come again in need of help and this time, I have a bet riding on this so I hope you can help me out!
Have any of you done something to drain water
from the lounge deck
? We're working to make the helm
as watertight as possible and water
accumulation from the lounge deck
is definitely the weakest link so far as it just drains down the steps into the cockpit
While I'm keeping my fingers crossed that someone has done something (and I can win my bet!), I'll also take ideas and creative solutions.
Here's what we've come up with:
1) Install something to block the water from running down the stairs, as well as some sort of thru-hull under the couch.
2) Run a pipe over along the underside of the helm
3) Extend this pipe from the underside of the helm seat to a large grommet or something in our canvas
enclosure so that the water drains to the outside.
I've attached some pictures to hopefully clarify what I'm talking about. We'll be going with this solution unless anyone can come up with something better.