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post #10 of Old 01-04-2005
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If a cockpit drain is run straight down, and the boat heels far enough to place the drain inlet below sea level, water will flood up the drain to sea level. For that reason, they are usually run across the boat to exit the hull above sea level when heeled, or at least minimize the depth to which they are submerged.
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