Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Hull drainage

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Hull drainage

    I keep my 21' in the driveway and it slopes down to the road. Now because of the shape of mako hulls it seems no matter what I do the boat appears to be level. This presents a problem when washing it down as I cannot get all of the water out of the bilge. I have my wheel jacked up as high as safely possible. Is there a safer solution other than buying a big jack to lift the front end high enough for normal drainage?
    Troy[br]Pensacola, FL[br]1977 21\' Mako Deep V[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20954

  • #2
    Not that I know of, unless You use a floor jack and a big block to set the toung jack on.

    I went and got/made a big Oak block. Huricane Ivan helped. There was plenty of wood stacked by the road. I just took my chainsaw to a piece and squared it up.[]

    Comment


    • #3
      CHANGE HOUSES!!!!!WHERES YOUR PRIORITIES!!!![:x)]
      1997 232B 2017 suzuki 250 \"ROCK BOTTOM\"[br] [br]

      Comment


      • #4
        Yeah, I suppose I do need to find another block. I have a 4 x 6 now. Bobby, sorry I forgot to return your torque wrench today. I will get it to you tomorrow.

        Thanks
        Troy[br]Pensacola, FL[br]1977 21\' Mako Deep V[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20954

        Comment


        • #5
          Troy,

          When I put my 191 in my boat stall there is always about 1/2 to 1 gallon of water left in the bilge.

          My solution is I shove a strip of a bath towel in through the bilge drain. Make sure it is in the water that is left in the bottom of the bilge. This will wick the water into the lower hanging section of the towel. Within 2 days the bilge is dry as a baby's bottom.

          Give it a try. It might work for you.
          Larry Smith[br]Pasadena, Tx[br]\'97 Mako 191

          Comment


          • #6
            Larry, that is a great suggestion. I will give that a try. Never even thought of it.
            Troy[br]Pensacola, FL[br]1977 21\' Mako Deep V[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20954

            Comment


            • #7
              I'm guessing turning the boat around is out of the question... or you would have already done that.

              I had the same problem and just stuffed as many cinder blocks and 4x4s as it took to get the water to run out.

              I guess hanging one of those shammies into the bilge from the inspection port would help suck up some water.... that's a good idea! []
              \'72 Mako 17, Suzuki 140 FOR SALE[br]\'74 Mako 19B Project FOR SALE[br]Seabird 21 Project FOR SALE[br]San Juan 28 sailboat [br]Wake, VA[br][IMG]

              Comment


              • #8
                I don't mind doing the blocks it's just a pain to have to pull the jack out everytime I put the thing in my driveway. I will give the towel a try.
                Troy[br]Pensacola, FL[br]1977 21\' Mako Deep V[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20954

                Comment


                • #9
                  Larry, so far that seems to be working. The towel is slowly getting wet all the way down to the bottom. I will check it in a couple of days and see where it's at. Thanks for the suggestion.
                  Troy[br]Pensacola, FL[br]1977 21\' Mako Deep V[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20954

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Great Troy, let me know how it works. It has always worked for me. Its a good use for an old tattered towel. Just make sure it is long enough to get to the lowest point of water in the bilge. I usually leave about a 12-18" hanging down.
                    Larry Smith[br]Pasadena, Tx[br]\'97 Mako 191

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Second Larry's idea, Hammertime turned me on to this little trick.....it works.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Have you considered a small submersible pond pump to drain the last of the water out?
                        A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. [br]Northport Occupied NY[br]1989 191 w/120 Evinrude

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I thought of an extra bilge pump but not a pond pump. I will see how the towel works, cheap enough!
                          Troy[br]Pensacola, FL[br]1977 21\' Mako Deep V[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20954

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X