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Old 01-11-2013, 07:45   #1
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watertight lazarette?

I've moved or removed some hoses that went through the lazarette locker, and am considering glassing up the holes.
Trying to decide if the benefit of watertight is worth the aggravation of it not draining. Thoughts?
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:12   #2
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Re: watertight lazarette?

What is the benefit of them being watertight?
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:18   #3
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Re: watertight lazarette?

Depends what you wan't to strore in there..
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Re: watertight lazarette?

If it's water tight also means it will hold any water that gets in. The hatch better be water tight. On my last two boats, ventilation for the engine was largely through the lazarette. Large gaps at the top of the bulkhead made for good airflow.
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Thanks all. That confirms it.
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Re: watertight lazarette?

Is the lazarette high enough that you could put a one way drain valve under it, or glass in a foam block to raise the height high enough to do so?

Every bit of flotation helps in my mind.
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Is the lazarette high enough that you could put a one way drain valve under it, or glass in a foam block to raise the height high enough to do so?

Every bit of flotation helps in my mind.
Interesting idea. I'll check into it.
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Re: watertight lazarette?

Jena,
Is a watertight lazarette an "oxymoron?"
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Jena,
Is a watertight lazarette an "oxymoron?"
Depends on how your boat's built. For some boats, it'd be a huge job, but worth it, for others too huge a job, IMO. When you think about water coming from places you didn't expect it to, imagine the vessel upside down in a seaway 500 mi or so from land. Till she rights herself, you're trying to get to all the apertures to stuff pillows, towels, ANYthing in there!

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Depends on how your boat's built. For some boats, it'd be a huge job, but worth it, for others too huge a job, IMO. When you think about water coming from places you didn't expect it to, imagine the vessel upside down in a seaway 500 mi or so from land. Till she rights herself, you're trying to get to all the apertures to stuff pillows, towels, ANYthing in there!

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Re: watertight lazarette?

I came around to the idea of a water tight lazarette one day, as my bilge pump outlet was in the sterns counter, just under the transom.

One day I had a few extra people in the cockpit, and my floor boards started floating off... No sealant around the bilge pump outlet, so water was leaking around the fitting. Send people to the bow, water flow stops.

That is a fancy way of saying, that had my cockpit drains been plugged up with leaves or ice in a good rain storm, she would have sunk in her slip because of the above the above the waterline fittings that turn out not to be water tight when submerged.

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Re: watertight lazarette?

The Eagle hatch to the Lazaretto, the garage, is not quite water tight. However, the hatch lip has drains so any water that gets between the hatch and deck is drained over the side, and have bilge pumps just in case water does get in. I do not store anything right under the hatch but off to the sides and close to the stern stays dry. We store our lugage, poratble fans, portable heater. work bench, some tools, the emergenzy tiller of course, etc. However, I do not store anything that could absorb water/moisture like cloths blankets etc.
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