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post #3 of Old 09-16-2007
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My bilge at first glance is a bottomless pit, extending well past the bottom of the 42 gallon fuel tank glassed into the keel cavity. In reality it is about 41/2' at the deepest spot . I can't imagine how much water it could hold but I hope not to find out! I've dropped several stainless bolts and other non magnetic stuff down there that i can't reach!! My hull is only 9'6 wide and not very flat so all water ends up in the bottom of the keel. Right now i only have 1 bilge pump, a large whale gusher locate in a locker in the cockpit. I bought an electric one but haven't installed it yet. The odd thing is that my bilge satys totally dry. I guess replacing all of the thruhulls helped. I thought for sure it was going to be a damp old boat
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