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Old 02-10-2010
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Most of the Cal 25, 27 and 29's I've seen have a drain at the aft end of the cockpit sole that discharges through the bottom center of the transom. It's fairly sizable and, on our old boat, would normally drain a cockpit filled to the level of the seats in 2-3 minutes. There is, however, a little collection basin adjacent to the drain-hole that can easily clog with debris--leaves and what have you--that will slow or prevent draining. This is especially so if a prior owner installed a "flapper valve" cover over the outside of the drain to prevent following seas from blowing water back into the cockpit.

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