The old Egrets were truly self bailing. The new hatch design drains a lot of water from the deck into the compartments, soaks the gear and then into the bilge. See video for what happens when water hits the new deck design.18 Egret, while not a micro, is a flats boat that is truly self bailing. Egret will not leave you with wet feet like most others that claim self bailing.
I have the boat in my signature. An IPB Inshore 18 built by Bonefish Boatworks. It's based on the old 18' Sea Hunter hulls and I would imagine they are self bailing as well. My 16' Action Craft was kind of scary. There was no easy way to bail the cockpit. It was supposed to be self bailing, but the scuppers were under water, so if you left the plugs out, it would fill with water. Always scared me in a really bad rain storm or if I took a wave or two over the bow. I could get it to kind of drain on a plane, but I imagine if it was too full, even that wouldn't work.What do you have???
That's only Martin's Egret, mine nor my console have ever leaked. In fact, I quit even using dry bags because there is never water in there. Even the bilge stays dry, in 5 years I've only had water come out once when puling the plug at the day.Unbelievable!!!!