Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
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Re: Frozen Bilge, Possible Prevention
Water comes down our mast and put a remarkable amount of water in the bilge over 5 months. We can not install a garboard plug, as the keel is pretty long, so we just pull a through hull that happens to be between the mast and keel. It will drain most of the water.
No water, no freezing. Mostly.
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