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Re: How to block water???
My go to would also be 4200. I used exactly that to do something similar in the bilges of the mother ship. I think it worked. It is a bit messy looking.
I have a suspicion, especially with your hose penetration, this may be a frustrating endeavor. If any water gets past, or in via the seat, it probably won't drain back at all. I have the exact same dinghy setup, but she lives on davits, with the plug open. If I recall, yours lives at a mooring? Too bad there wasn't a dock to pull it up on and open the plug.
I see little contained bilge pumps for dinks too, with tractor batteries and some with mini-solar panels. How about a canvas cover and some interior bows?
PITA to motor a filled up dink to an available dock.... and lift it up to drain.
I have a transom mounted gusher but this too takes quite a lot of effort to get all that water out.
Seat lid detail prevents water from getting into locker. It has a continuous weep channel.... the locker has a cushion which also sheds and blocks rainwater.
I am thinking about a small solar panel, small motorcycle AGM and a small bilge 12v pump,, batt in locker... wiring through bilge.
I could open the drain and hang the RIB from a halyard.
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