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Old 19-08-2010, 17:01   #1
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Cockpit Drain Plumbing ?

Greetings,

Is it acceptable to have cockpit drains plumbed to drain through a thru hull that is below the waterline on the centerline of the boat? The thru hull does have a valve that can be closed if needed in an emergency. A previous survey stated the cockpit drain plumbing "satisfactory" but I wanted to hear what the group thought?

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Old 19-08-2010, 17:16   #2
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Came standard with 2 drains, and seacocks, on my old 'Rassy. Hasn't sunk yet.
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Old 19-08-2010, 17:38   #3
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Indeed, my Invicta Mk2 also came standard with 2 drains, and seacocks...and the rest of what Anzo said.
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I dont think it is really important where your drains exit although I like them above the water line. I just read somewhere that it recommended that your cockpit should drain in 90 seconds or less. My old Irwin 10/4 had two drains that where 1 1/2 inch and the previous owner also install two six inch drains that drained aft above the waterline and had flapper valves to keep a following sea out worked great.
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Center cockpit pretty much has to have below water thru hull drains. We have 2 that go straight down to the bottom of the boat with new valves
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Old 20-08-2010, 14:17   #6
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Thanks for all of the replies.

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Old 20-08-2010, 14:25   #7
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Mine drain to seacocks in the engine room. Sailing at speed the gurgle but no water comes up.
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