Tartan 27' owner
Join Date: Jan 2008
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If you try to rely on your automatic bilge pump to take care of this problem until you haul out you risk the possibility of allowing your batteries to get overwhelmed. The repercussions of this are having a flooded or sunk boat. Don't ask how I know this... fortunately my boat only flooded requiring a new battery and several engine oil changes to get the water out of there. You could probably do the re-packing on a quick haul out in 1/2 hour and save yourself some potential grief.
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