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Old 01-21-2020, 03:45 PM   #1
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My 2003 3500 Engine compartments hold water. No drain holes to allow water to drain to center AFT where bilge is located.

Water collects under engines and has no where to escape. Anyone know why it was designed this way? I have to manual bail out areas were there are no drain holes for water to get to center bilge area.
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Bilge is located here in center. Engine tub walls have no drain holes and no bilge either
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My 3700 is the same setup.....I took an old bilge pump and wired alligator clips on it and clamped a cheap drain hose on it. I can remove water from any closed off area either to a bucket or overboard

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I see no reason why you cannot add limber holes to connect the sections to the center bilge. If you do be sure to coat the exposed wood with epoxy resin.
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I see no reason why you cannot add limber holes to connect the sections to the center bilge. If you do be sure to coat the exposed wood with epoxy resin.
No holes not from factory. Will just add bilge as needed
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I see no reason why you cannot add limber holes to connect the sections to the center bilge. If you do be sure to coat the exposed wood with epoxy resin.
Ideally, you'd cut a hole, insert a fiberglass tube, epoxy and glass the entire thing in place, then cover (paint) with a resin like a vinylester.

You can cheat, by drilling a hole, hogging out the wood from the fiberglass sandwhich back about an inch. Fill the gap you hogged out with epoxy.
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