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What is this hole in the bow for and how to fix it

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Re: What is this hole in the bow for and how to fix it

On most boats that is the anchor locker drain and you don't want to 'fix it'.

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Re: What is this hole in the bow for and how to fix it

Do you have an anchor locker in the bow that is accessed from the deck? Is this simply the drain from this locker that can be verified by flushing the anchor locker with a hose? Have you seen others like this that have a chrome plated cover over the hole? Could this be pretty much a non-issue?
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Re: What is this hole in the bow for and how to fix it

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On most boats that is the anchor locker drain and you don't want to 'fix it'.
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Damn! LOL! I knew that one!!!
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Re: What is this hole in the bow for and how to fix it

I'm willing to bet the smaller hole in front was the screw hole that held the missing cap. To be clear, the cap would open aft to allow drainage out but discourage bow wakes from washing in.
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Re: What is this hole in the bow for and how to fix it

It's for the world's smallest extending sprit
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Re: What is this hole in the bow for and how to fix it

Question, is that the core we see in the edge of that hole? It looks like a balsa cored hull?
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NO NO NO FOLKS!

That thar hole is where me brains leaked out! ifn he fixes says hole, I's have me brain back.......we does niy needen that issure!: D

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ps, I agree with the above, drain hole for anchor locker!

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Re: What is this hole in the bow for and how to fix it

Ok so it is the anchor well drain but it looks a bit as if someone simply took a drill to the hull. Certainly doesn't look as if it is original and if WesCarroll is correct then shouldn't it be sealed ?

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