water/ice in the bilge

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water/ice in the bilge

Postby Roger » Sun Feb 09, 2003 4:36 pm

I had a problem of water in the bilge compounded by a good samaratin that kept putting the drain plug back in this past fall. Water gathered, froze and expanded the sole near the cb on the port side, but did not affect the hull. I solved the problem by hiding the plug, tilting the boat and trailer, removing the inspection ports so that any water that did freeze could expand, and tarped the boat. I hope to reshape the sole in the spring heat possibly amplifying it with a black garbage bag laid over the bulge and warming it back into shape. If anyone else has had the same experience and has suggestions, I would be happy to hear them.
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