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Old 03-03-2013
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Cockpit Drains

I am restoring a 1981 Offshore 33 Cat Ketch. The cockpit is approximatelt 6 foot wide by 8 feet long? (just an off the cuff guess for 33' boat with a 10 foor beam) with a sealed table/helm pedestal filling most of the space.

The cockpit drains through two 1-1/2 inch holes in the cockpit sole. Each drain is routed through a hose to a tube glassed into the bottom above the waterline, manual and automatic bilge pumps are also routed to the cockpit drains.

Here are my questions,
  1. Should I remove the tubes and install seacocks?
  2. Arer two 1-1/2 openings enough for the size of my cockpit?
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S/V Shakti '81 Offshore Cat Ketch 33'

Last edited by katsailor; 03-03-2013 at 11:08 PM.
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