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All give you a couple of hints. When I pulled it out of the water Sunday it was fine. So what every happened, happened on the trailer.
 

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SpectreBoy said:
You were towing home, and a big rock flew up and put a hickey in the bottom. :eek3:
No, and did you get a chance to see the pictures.
 

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RAIN!!!!!!!! We need rain!!!!!!!!!!!!1



If you had a Formula that water would have just drained back to the bilge :winker: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
 

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The plug was in, it rained, the tonneau cover isn't waterproof, water got in the bilge. You hit the brakes while trailering, the water came up through the cuddy drain hole.
 

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Go Fast Daddy said:
The plug was in, it rained, the tonneau cover isn't waterproof, water got in the bilge. You hit the brakes while trailering, the water came up through the cuddy drain hole.



Sounds like experience talking :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
 

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You're all pretty much on the nose, but here's what happened.

The cover isn't water tight. It has openings for the bimini top, so I guess thats how the water got in. We've had two good days of heavy down pours, off and on. When we got home from boating on Sunday I left it attached to the truck, instead of taking it off the hitch and jacking it up. :dead: I figured if I left it on the hitch then I would'nt have to worry about hooking it back up for this weekend. So since my driveway goes up a bit towards the house and I backed in the nose was low. So any rain water that hit the holes in the cover or the swim platform ran into the bilge area and then up to the cuddy.

It took about a half hour for the water to drain when I raised it up, then a good hour of slaushing the water to the drain, and hour of wet vacing, and who knows how long to dry out.
 

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RAIN!!!!!!!! We need rain!!!!!!!!!!!!1



If you had a Formula that water would have just drained back to the bilge :winker: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
I have a automatic bilge its just the water ran past it to the front. It was funny though because when I jacked the front end up the bilge kicked on.
 

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Oddly enough the drain plug was out. I think the nose was way to low.

Darn it now I have to re hitch it for this weekend.
 

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aquaforce said:
Sounds like experience talking :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
Umm yup :blush:

Learned that ages ago. I always take the plug out as soon as I take it off the water before I trailer it home and never put it back in until I'm about to put it back in the water. It's all a part of a routine now. I also built a 6x6 post to sit the trailer tongue on and to take the weight off the jack and keep the bow high so in case any water gets in it'll never stay in.

But while the boat sits on the trailer I have a full mooring cover that covers the entire boat and the tonneau cover that is Sunbrella material so it's a double layer of protection. It keeps it nice and dry and any bird crap, dust, etc. off it. Well worth the investment.
 

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Go Fast Daddy said:
Umm yup :blush:

Learned that ages ago. I always take the plug out as soon as I take it off the water before I trailer it home and never put it back in until I'm about to put it back in the water. It's all a part of a routine now. I also built a 6x6 post to sit the trailer tongue on and to take the weight off the jack and keep the bow high so in case any water gets in it'll never stay in.

But while the boat sits on the trailer I have a full mooring cover that covers the entire boat and the tonneau cover that is Sunbrella material so it's a double layer of protection. It keeps it nice and dry and any bird crap, dust, etc. off it. Well worth the investment.
I echo this... This was my routine as well when I kept a boat on the trailer or at home ...

I could never imagine backing in a drive, with even the slightest angle pointing the bow down.. and leaving hooked up... definately a recipie for a headache.. Boats were not made to get wet you know.
 

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Go Fast Daddy said:
Umm yup :blush:

Learned that ages ago. I always take the plug out as soon as I take it off the water before I trailer it home and never put it back in until I'm about to put it back in the water. It's all a part of a routine now.



That is my same routine. I keep the cockpit cover on and in a temporary shed but I still need to get a bow cover for the bird deposits. One always seems to get in there somehow :unhappy1: :unhappy1: :unhappy1:
 

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That is my same routine. I keep the cockpit cover on and in a temporary shed but I still need to get a bow cover for the bird deposits. One always seems to get in there somehow :unhappy1: :unhappy1: :unhappy1:
How does that cover hold up. Got any other pics of it.
 
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