Ribbing and foam question

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onthewater102
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Ribbing and foam question

Post by onthewater102 » 28 Jul 2016, 09:33

^^^^ that's all I've come up with thus far & it'll be time consuming to nest cut pieces of PVC over top of the channels stamped in the bottom of the boat but I don't see much alternative.

Borrowing a pic from jdrautoworks thread this is what I'll be looking at when I get it opened up.

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The area between the rib closest to the livewell & the livewell will not have decking over it & was where I was planning on sealing the seams so that water landing on the deck will have to shed to there & from there can flow back to the bilge.

Topping the channels will still let water that gets into the compartments I install up front make its way rearward, but on my 1436 that I decked 2 years ago the floor deck was attached to the topside of the ribs and the spaces between filled with expanding foam. It was that foam I drilled into and found to be saturated, so I'm trying to come up with a way of avoiding that same outcome on the Tracker III build.
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Ribbing and foam question

Post by DaleH » 28 Jul 2016, 10:35

Could it possibly be any 'simpler' than to ensure that as your boat sits on the mooring, that she sits stern heavy so water would naturally flow back to the stern well? Provided there were adequate limber holes and drain channels of course.

FWIW on my little 12' skiff I keep at my docks for my girls, I have a bucket in the boat, as a bucket is quite a handy feature on any small boat ... bailing, cutting up bait, collecting shells & drabs, or even as an emergency pee bucket, etc. With the small U7 sized battery and auto bilge pump on one side in the stern, before I leave the boat I fill the bucket and place it next to the battery box.

This makes the boat a little heavy on that side, and at the stern, but it forces all the rain water to collect where the bilge pump can pump it out the best. Also keeps the floor sections up to the bow totally dry.

Works for me ... :D !
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Ribbing and foam question

Post by onthewater102 » 28 Jul 2016, 11:30

If it's anything like my 1436 the weight distribution holds the boat fairly level in the water, slightly favoring the stern thanks to the outboard, but the water level has to rise well above those ribs before it will trigger the automatic float switch.
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