My Cross 38 has two cockpit
drains that empty below the water
line, with no seacocks. Not unusual for a boat built in 1968.
So the question is leave the drains as they are and add seacocks, or remove them plug
the holes and have overboard
drains direct to ocean from the cockpit
floor. I have seen another Cross with the drains thru the sides of the cockpit and out the hull
using a box section. The exit would be about two feet above the water
line. My worry with this approach is if the cockpit was flooded would it put the drains below the water and sink the boat? Any suggestions?