Please don't argue, it will not further the thread or my or anyone else's knowledge.
It is true I an new to sailing and anything past 14' in boating
at all. I have read extensively but most of the information is very general in nature, they all referred to the cockpit
drains as a total part of "scupper" and there are multiple parts
to the scupper and that is what I am slowly learning
Example, it seemed perfectly logical to me to run the bilge
line the the cockpit system and not add holes to the boat, and the boot said nothing. The one guy here in town with a White Potter 19 has no bilge pump
at all. NOW I know this is a very bad idea and also why, thank you all for the information and education.
I do have the general advantage in maintenance
as I have years in maintenance
as a millwright fixing a sawmill daily. I know it isn't a boat, but a lot of the skills are the same and pride in your work never changes, just the job.
Hopefully by late fall or winter we will be moving to the area of Hayden island in Portland
where most sailing is do here in Oregon
on the Columbia
Thank you everyone for your help and opinions.