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Location: Colchester, Vermont
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Advice on scuppers & drains
Hi, I recently bought an old 1977 RK-21, similar to the Ensenada 20 and the Balboa 20. I have two threaded drains below the stern and two scuppers in the cockpit leading to the bilge and drains. What I don't know is whether these drains are supposed to be open or closed when sailing, or whether I'm missing hardware like some kind of clamshell bailer, or seacock to be threaded into the drains and openable from the cockpit. Any advice on this? See attached pics. Thank you for your help!
Addendum: This boat has an outboard, not an inboard. When I say bilge, I mean a space under the cockpit and before the hull drains--not sure how large it is. These drains are under the water, I think, when the boat is afloat. Donna mentioned that one of her thru hull drains goes to her sink. That may be the case here as I removed the sink, but haven't traced the drain tube back to see where it goes. I will be matching/sealing the unfinished cockpit drain. Would hoses come out of these as one suggestion mentioned?
Last edited by pbpg; 09-13-2011 at 07:46 PM.
Reason: Clarification after some posts