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Old 08-07-2020, 10:05 AM
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New to this forum so introducing myself. I live in NC and purchased a 1998 Scout 162 with a 60 Yamaha. I have owned several boats in my life but don’t remember seeing an intentional hole in the hull below the Port side waterline. It is covered by a silver (wing). Hole is about the size of my finger. What is keeping water from flowing into this hole? Picture attached. Told you it was a stupid question. Threw in a pic of the boat also.






Old 08-07-2020, 10:11 AM
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That would be a drain for one of the compartments (anchor locker, etc.). The "clam shell" vent keeps water from being forced into the drain while you're on plane. However, in design, there's not enough "back pressure" to force water up into that compartment while the boat is at rest. If there were, there may be a check valve in-line to prevent that.
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Those are your deck or box drains. Grab a coffee and sit and read:

https://www.google.com/search?q=belo...=2560&bih=1315
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Originally Posted by Judd View Post
That would be a drain for one of the compartments (anchor locker, etc.). The "clam shell" vent keeps water from being forced into the drain while you're on plane. However, in design, there's not enough "back pressure" to force water up into that compartment while the boat is at rest. If there were, there may be a check valve in-line to prevent that.

thanks for the reply. I will check out if anything drains there. The anchor area is in the bow and has a small drain hole in the bow of the boat directly on the keel. Cooler has its own drain plug so not that. There are 2 drains in the floor that have plugs in them. I will poor some water in one and see where it comes out. Assumed they drained to the bilge. I guess they are for washing down the boat out if you take on some water.
thanks again.
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Thanks. I’ve had too much coffee this morning but will take the time to read. 😳 I may have answered my own question
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Originally Posted by Fullthrottle52 View Post
Thanks. I’ve had too much coffee this morning but will take the time to read. 😳 I may have answered my own question
Yep - they are your deck drains - and now you know why they have plugs in them.
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Originally Posted by Cheesesteak View Post
Yep - they are your deck drains - and now you know why they have plugs in them.
thanks again. Should have searched for answer but did not know the name to sea h for.

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