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Bilge filling with water
« on: July 15, 2017, 07:40:42 PM »
Hey everyone. First off sorry if this has been discussed. If so point me to it.  My bilge filled with water pretty quickly yesterday. I've been working on this auction boat for months and went to put it in the water and luckily had some engine issues. It was at the boat launch in the water for 10mins. We pulled it out and my bilge spit out 4 huge spouts of water when we were checking her over on the trailer.

Is this normal with Sea Hunters? The bilge plus is in just so you all know.

Any help would be amazing. I'm chomping to get it in the water.

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Re: Bilge filling with water
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 07:49:27 PM »
Probably just had some residual water in the bilge.  Even with the drain plug out some water will accumulate in the bilge if you don't raise the bow higher than than than the stern.

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Re: Bilge filling with water
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 09:46:09 PM »
Correct!  Most Arimas will collect water up toward the bow unless the trailer is raised above where the jack will raise the bow.  We all have our techniques for accomplishing that.
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Re: Bilge filling with water
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 10:27:57 PM »
Thanks folks. I just wanted to make sure... Putting it in the water for 10mins and pulling it out and having the bilge spit that much water was a little concerning.


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Re: Bilge filling with water
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 11:57:43 PM »
Yup. My sea hunter seems like it takes a huge hill to get all the water out after leaving the launch.
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Re: Bilge filling with water
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 03:43:14 PM »
When you pull it out of the water be sure to open the plug and trailer up steep hills on quiet streets and just stop and let the water pour out.
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Re: Bilge filling with water
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 04:00:12 PM »
When you pull it out of the water be sure to open the plug and trailer up steep hills on quiet streets and just stop and let the water pour out.

Yes!  If you are really concerned, put the plug IN while on a steep ramp just prior to launching so you are sure there isn't any water in the boat before you launch.

When I wash my boat at home, I have to be sure and drain it on a fairly steep driveway or a lot of water is left in the bilge. 
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Re: Bilge filling with water
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 06:21:41 AM »
    First thing I do after retrieving is remove the plug.  If, for some reason, my bilge took water (which is highly unlikely since those entry points, like the cable boot, are well-sealed)  then these New England roads would, not doubt, have no problem taking care of the problem on the way home.  So, make sure that boot is closed-off.  Also, check the bilge plug gasket integrity.  I'm always careful not to overtighten that plug so as not to compromise that thing.  I know Mark, Croaker or Fixer may have a comment on this, but I always keep that plug gasket moistened with a little Vaseline.  :facepalm:

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Re: Bilge filling with water
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 08:17:38 AM »
Funny, I may have a comment about your gasket, too!
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Re: Bilge filling with water
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 09:52:07 AM »
You thinking his gasket is loose too   :facepalm:

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Re: Bilge filling with water
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 10:07:00 AM »
Or worse.
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Re: Bilge filling with water
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 11:03:04 AM »
Thanks so much guys. Glad to hear it isn't anything to be super concerned with.

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Re: Bilge filling with water
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 11:31:16 AM »
You thinking his gasket is loose too   :facepalm:

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Yes. I was thinking Yat's plug might be too small to fit.
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Re: Bilge filling with water
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 01:07:38 PM »
   Whaaat?............What did I just read?............I must have been too busy counting dividend income to see this sooner. :doh:  This, from three guys that I held in such high regard?   I mean......How could I have actually thought for a moment that StreamFixer was really a Urologist?  Then, thinking Markshoreline was a renowned Geological Surveyor of Coastlines?   And.......most disappointing of all.......telling people Croaker Stroker must surely be some kind of highly regarded Amphibious Wildlife Rehabilitator?     I've never!  :hoboy:

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Re: Bilge filling with water
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2017, 03:34:15 PM »
     I've never!  :hoboy:

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Well, Yat,  Perhaps you should have   :bigshock:  and REALLY ---  "...the innocent..."  REALLY???   :nono:

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P.S.  I just heard from Danno who has suggested someone's bilge is filling with something   :shrug9:
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Re: Bilge filling with water
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2017, 12:32:08 AM »
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