Originally Posted by billknny
If you know where the water is coming from why not just fix that? Drilling random holes (and they must have been random since they did not work!) seems like a really bad idea on a boat.
Thanks everyone for your comments. I just figure these lockers should drain. The source of (fresh) water I believe was the locker being left open while some work
was being done while the boat was on the hard
here for the last five months in Grenada
. Yep - moped it all dry went around the bottom of the island in some pretty choppy conditions and it had filled up again with about 20 litres of manky fresh water. Removed the wooden baffle at the front of the locker to reveal the compartment under the fwd cockpit
floor where the twin floor drains exit and found this was also full with 15-20 litres - again this does not self drain. Currently pumping out area under floor of that front locker through one of the weep holes (which did not drain when originally drilled) so far have evacuated about 25 litres and believe much more down there - will keep you posted. This water is not coming from poor seals
around the hatch
gaskets - I know that problem and have addressed it previously. Hope this is useful info for those owners who may experience accidental flooding of these compartments and interested in where the water goes even if you mop up the obvious evidence.