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post #9 of Old 04-11-2012
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Re: Chain Locker Overboard Drain Question

Just has to be above the waterline, because it is above more time than below it will always drain. Haven't looked close up in a long time but most of my boats have a drain in the bottom of the locker that has a tube with an elbow to exit the side of the hull. Water rises as high as you stuff the bow then empties as you rise.
Think of a surf dory, hull is full of holes just above waterline, your feet get wet but the boat never fills with water.
Barquito, not sure the "space in your forepeak" is the same as most conventional anchor lockers, don't drill no holes. If it drains to the bilge just means all the sand, slime and crap from the anchor and rode might end up there too.

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