Water in bilge

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by seawee, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. seawee

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    I have a 16ft. Fin and Feather and I have water between the floor and bottom of the boat. Can't figure out how it got their.
    How can I make sure I have got all the water out. I drilled a hole just in front of the transom in the middle of the boat. Do I have to drill on both sides? I am not sure how the hull is made under the floor.
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    A picture of where you drilled the hole would help. :-?

    I've used the trailer to determine if water was still in the hull.
    Lift the bow up fast and hold, listen to the underside of the hull for water movement.
    Drop the bow back down fast and listen again to hear if any water is flowing.