Water in the hull of 188 boat ?

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Water in the hull of 188 boat ?

Postby candeman » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:56 pm

I saw a little water under the floor where you store ski's is this something that happens and whats the best way to drain it.
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Postby Kimmel » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:52 am

Make sure there is nothing blocking the hole in the back that allows water to drain into the bilge area.

If boat is in the water, turn the bilge pump on and you should see water coming out. On my 187, it is on driver's side in the rear. (Not experienced enought to know star or port side),

If boat is on trailor, remove plug. I usually do this on slight slope to make sure all water in boat drains to back.

Hopefully that's all it is.
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Postby bunker108 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:46 pm

I had some water in the ski locker of my 188 after a night on the beach with the outdrive in the sand. That ski locker should drain right into the bilge or the bilge started filling up ski locker in our cases.

If you are taking on water you need to figure out where it is getting in. I am hoping my outdrive bolts are just loose. Which I have read is a common way for water to sneak in when burying your outdrive.

Let us know what you find.
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Postby KyleB » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:30 am

Kimmel wrote:Make sure there is nothing blocking the hole in the back that allows water to drain into the bilge area.

If boat is in the water, turn the bilge pump on and you should see water coming out. On my 187, it is on driver's side in the rear. (Not experienced enought to know star or port side),

If boat is on trailor, remove plug. I usually do this on slight slope to make sure all water in boat drains to back.

Hopefully that's all it is.


If you are going to be a boat owner you need to know these things. Remember port has 4 letters and so does "left". Obviously if it's not port its starboard.

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Postby Bezdonr57 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:15 pm

Port, flat side of the P is on the left

Starboard is ST"R" for Right
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