Make sure you've got an access panel for the bilge pump Adam. About the time you need in there will be about the time you need in there FAST. Had a halibut trip cut short.

We were way out in Prince Wm Sound a few years ago on a friend's boat; did an overnighter. I was the first one up in the AM, noted the boat was listing. Luckily the night before he had showed me where a few safety items were; bilge pump had floated, so it's switch never kicked on. Held it down until the compartment cleared; 20 minutes later, same deal.

Enyhoo, we pulled up and at 40kt/hr, it took us 2.5 hours to get back into Valdez. Initially, we thought the output drive seals were leaking. R&R- dumped 'er in a nearby lake, still leaking. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" /> Got to beating around on the transom, damned thing was rotten near to the point of failure; this was on a 21 ft ocean beastie. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />

Looks like you kept busy this winter!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


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