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Ok you boat (re)builders. Here is a question. I am rebuilding a 1961 Champion 21 (see rebuild photos at: My cockpit sole is about 4" above the waterline. Should I install ridgid pipe (schedule 40) glassed into base of cockpit sole, extending vertically THROUGH the bottom of the hull (glassed in at hull)? This would let water drain quickly (especially if I used two 2" drains). Option #2 would be to use hoses connected to cockpit drains and then to through-hull right at waterline. I guess option #3 would be to use hoses from drains to seacocks below waterline. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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