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Old 09-28-2018, 08:06 AM   #1
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Default Self bailing or drain to bilge?

My last boat, a 22 Searay DA was self bailing. I believe rainwater on my 2400 Sr3 finds its way to the bilge and pumps out. Is that correct?
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Old 09-28-2018, 11:26 AM   #2
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Are you referring to the deck being self bailing? Not sure about your model but my 2400 SCR has a lip around the engine compartment opening with two self bailing fittings that go to above the waterline thru hulls. Additionally the stepdown into the cabin is self bailing.
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The SCR models are all self-bailing. I don't believe the SR models are. In the bow riders, there is not enough height between the sole and the waterline to allow for a gravity fed scupper. A throughhull would have a high likelihood of potentially flooding the boat.

This is also one of the reasons you see so many older bow riders with soft decks, which eventually lead to soft stringers. Though that is more a result of improper storage and not properly shedding water.
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Thanks for your responses Shrew. Yep, that's kind of what I figured. Another good reason for me to install that battery charger and keep my batteries well fed.
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Well it turns out the SC3 is self bailing, at least it was out of the factory. I found the hose between the bow drain and the center drain. It looks like a a pain to get too though. Not sure how Im gonna fix this
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Did you verify where the hoses go too?
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Did you verify where the hoses go too?
I did. The parallel ends of the T fitting in the picture come from the drains on the top rim of the bow and center boat storage lockers. The perpendicular end feeds out a scupper mid hull port side. The scupper is about 6 inches above the water line. Additionally there are drains on both corners of the rear floor that feed out scuppers on each side. It's a tight spot and hard to work on but I was able to rig up a connection. The existing hosing came up short (not sure why) so I needed to patch in a few inch extension. It's almost like the original installation was stretched tight, or the hosing shrunk a little.
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