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Old 05-15-2017, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default Maxum 2300 SC - Drain Backs up

Hi - new owner of a 1996 Maxum 2300 SC and new to this forum. Hope someone has had some experience around this issue....

When I was washing the cockpit I noticed that my drain located in front of the cudy door started to back up. So my question is where does this drain outlet go to? Does it drain directly outside of the boat via one of the exit wholes or does it go into the bilge and work its way back to the engine compartment where there is a bilge pump? When I checked the engine compartment I didn't see any standing water....so it is a mystery where this water is going.

Only had the boat for a week, so on a learning curve:

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Old 05-15-2017, 09:57 PM   #2
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Well if it backing up guess you would not see any water in the bilge if that is where it drains. My 2400 SCR drains overboard.
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:13 AM   #3
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If you are talking about the one in the bottom of the steps, it drains into the bilge. Hit it with a high pressure nozzle wrapped in a big towel to prevent spray going everywhere. That cleared mine on my old 2300.
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Yes, is on the bottom of the step. I will try your suggestion.

Thank you all for your replies...greatly appreciated!
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On my 2300sc it drains into the bilge. Should be able to see by lifting the ski hatch.
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:15 PM   #6
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On the 2800 that scupper drains overboard. Draining into the bilge is a horrible design. A bad thunderstorm could run the batteries down relying on the bilge pump and eventually lead to a sinking. so much for 'self-bailing' cockpit.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:20 AM   #7
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I agree, it's a poor design. However, now that I know I can take the proper precautions to ensure my mooring cover is always on nice and secure.
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