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Old 08-31-2008
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Originally Posted by playinthru08 View Post
The locker just fills up, it is a San Juan 23, i dont have a bilge system to drain it to so it looks like it will be a hole through the hull and straight into the water? How does that sound? Any good ideas of how to drill it and maybe put some sort of siphon maybe??

You are better off with a hole either side of the bow to allow water to drain out regardless of heel. A small (say 1/2") plastic feed-thru is all you need.

This is what it looks like on our boat and it works great:


DO NOT drain the anchor well into the bilge - you'll then have to pump the crap back out somehow and you want as little water as possible in the bilge of a small trailable yacht.

"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
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