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Posted: 18 Aug 2014 at 9:08pm
On my new-to-me dolphin (YY #95), I discovered some water sitting under the v-berth. There is no limber hole for routing the water aft to where the bilge pumps are. I can't tell if there is a hollow under the sole in the head compartment. I don't see an easy way to get a pump, since the low spot is under the water tank. I had to empty the water tank so I could lift it out of the way to pump the water out (with a portable pump).

Has anyone added limber holes from the bow compartment to the main "sump" under the main cabin sole? Issues? reasons to/not do it?

BTW, big flat bilge with no sump to put the pump(s) in, so any water that gets in just sloshes around until it gets deep enough to pump out.
Just me...

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 1:50pm
tenchiki, there should be a path for water to access the forward portion of the bilge. Were you able to ascertain why it could not?

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 at 12:06am
The forward bulkhead appears to be 'glassed all the way to the bilge. Does not appear to be a plugged hole, just no hole.

The sole of the head compartment appears to be glassed in and no bilge hatch. I can't see well enough under the main cabin sole to see if there is a limber hole from the head compartment to the main one.
Just me...

Posted: 20 Sep 2014 at 4:47pm
Did you fix the problem? My forward bulkhead (water tank and storage) has a 3-4 inch hole in the shape of the hull. Water up front runs back to the Hole of Calcutta then pumped over board. Bill ofTwo Moons.
Bill L.

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