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post #6 of Old 12-01-2008
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Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
I also question the wisdom of disconnecting the negative cable. All too often a leak can develope or water can enter from the mast or ice/debris and rain can clog the cockpit drains and make them over flow into the cabin. I would always want a working bilge pump even on the hard. Not nice to find a flooded cabin in the spring.
one of the boats, on the hard, in my marina last winter ended up flooding out. the cockpit scupper hoses had rotted out. whenever it rained more water would fill the cabin. the owner came back from florida in the spring and found about 16" of water in the cabin. the insurance co. ended up totaling the boat since part of the engine was under water.

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