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Water drain under engine

I had some water accumulate in the basin that's under the engine. I vaguely recall on that on my previous boat (an I28) that the water from the engine compartment drained into the bilge like every other source. I ran my hand inside there thinking that maybe the drain hole was clogged but don't think I felt anything like a drain hole. Before I start drilling holes, I'm hoping someone can confirm that I'll be doing the right thing.
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I had some water accumulate in the basin that's under the engine. I vaguely recall on that on my previous boat (an I28) that the water from the engine compartment drained into the bilge like every other source. I ran my hand inside there thinking that maybe the drain hole was clogged but don't think I felt anything like a drain hole. Before I start drilling holes, I'm hoping someone can confirm that I'll be doing the right thing.
The engine pan is intended to capture and keep the inevitable oil, fuel and coolant leaks/drips isolated from the main bilge and potentially pumped overboard and/or creating a heck of a mess in the bilge. (It is wise to keep oil absorbent pads in the pan to capture such effluent.) The more salient issue for you is tracking down and eliminating the source of the water.

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Good advice. Thanks. I found the leak (loose hose). And I'll put away my drill and will line the pan with a pad. As for the issue--it could only be salient considering all the salt water around me! ;-)
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