I'm also in favor of the transom drains. If it's feasible, use two bits of say 2 inch sched 80 PVC pipe, one from each corner of the well. Glass into the footwell bulkhead and the transom. If possible, angle them downward a bit to aid draining when at anchor
.As mentioned above, put simple rubber flaps over the ends to discourage water coming in from wavestrikes astern. I'd remove the existing drains and through hulls, glass up the holes... an increase in overall safety
This should reduce the drain time to well less than 5 minutes... and as mentioned above, the sloshing due to the boat movement will get rid of a lot of it without involving the drains... especially if you remove the coamings (although I am not so sure that this is a good idea, since it will let water that is running down the deck
into the cockpit).
first your advice on pvc is exelent...then you clearly say how to glass the pipe and exatcly where...you knew there was a bulkhead befor the transom...good.
also remouving the old thruhulls and to glass up the holes is a wise thing to do for my intent use of the boat...neddles to say I will test the new drains befor remouving the old drains.
as for the coamings the new ones will be shorter and go from cabine to side, so water will be diverted off the ship...giving me kind of open deck
cockpit surownded by 12in taffrail (like formosa)
I think this will alow easy drainage if needed but its more for the looks, we like to spread out on bean bags and sunbath in the cockpit.
pleas give me your opinion on how youd make this cockpit more comfy