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The latest trend on sailboats: the cockpit bathtub
I visited my old lady today... To face with a cockpit full of greenish water! The cockpit drain strainer apparently did his job to prevent dirt and leaves to clog the actual drain, however, managed to clog itself as well. The water emptied in the matter of minutes as soon as I cleaned the strainer's surface...
As I walked around the marina, I saw many other(if not all) dry docked sailboats' cockpits full of water...
I couldn't stop myself from thinking that the cockpit can fill with water when I'm on the water as well...
What do you guys use to prevent this?
I put a simple 1$ strainer on the drain to prevent the drain to get clogged, it works perfect, but if I'm not around the boat long enough the strainer gets cloged itself... I thought about a bilge pump type of setup there but that can also be cloged by debris...
So any ideas?
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