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    How does one little project to clean up the ol squirt boat always turn into a nightmare? Thought I would throw some new carpet in the old Super junk today to be ready and look sharp for summer. Peeled back the old stuff and found the worst thing you can find. martha fockin boat rot! Tell me again why we like this misery?

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    What does that perforated pvc pipe do other than let bilge water rush under the sub floor under decel and cause boat funk? Do I need it? thanks

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    Nope, ditch the pipe and leave it open so the water can drain back. The pipe and no way for water to drain back caused the problem.

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    I had the subfloor out of my Miller and it didn't have anything like that. I've never seen a pipe like that before. Does it go from ahead of the bulkhead to the bilge? Is there any kind of check ball or something on the bilge side to stop water from flowing forward?
    I'm no expert, but I say yank it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super junk View Post
    How does one little project to clean up the ol squirt boat always turn into a nightmare? Thought I would throw some new carpet in the old Super junk today to be ready and look sharp for summer. Peeled back the old stuff and found the worst thing you can find. martha fockin boat rot! Tell me again why we like this misery?

    Because it's a relaxing hobby and it's fun




    Lose the pipe BTW..

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    It's not how hard it is, how long it takes, but how many beers it takes
    A little different perspective for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    It's not how hard it is, how long it takes, but how many beers it takes
    A little different perspective for you
    Theirs a sigi if I ever saw one.
    Takin it home

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    Quote Originally Posted by super junk View Post
    Tell me again why we like this misery?
    Because we are insane.. I ask my self this question everytime i go to work on my boat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by super junk View Post
    Tell me again why we like this misery?
    Gotta give the wife a reason to gripe somehow


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    Thanks guys The pipe does not have a check in it only holes drilled into it about 6" apart running the lenght of the pipe from the bilge to the bow. the pipe is on its way out. Thanks for your help guys. And we do this for love of it if we didn't we would all be insane.
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    Must have been somebodys idea for drain back into the bilge. Just scrap that pipe and leave the hole open where it's connected to allow water to drain to the back of the boat.


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    Hey Scotty it is an irrigation pipe to keep the sub floor nice and wet so you have something else to bitch about! LOL take it out and we will glass in a brass drain insert so the water will run out into the bilge. The idea is that the water brought into the boat from passengers etc. can run back to the bilge pump, not that a leaky boat will run bilge water back under the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super junk View Post
    Why do we do this
    What else would you do with all that money we all drop into boats??
    Give it to pay welfare or health care for illegal immigrants?

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    When you laminate the new plywood floor back down you will want some sort of support (wood) in the middle due to the "side to side" span (not pvc ) on the inside of the motor box bulk head its simple to use an exaust flapper or ?? to create a "one way valve" that will allow water to always flow backwards to the bilge are below the engine I'll try to find some pics ,meanwhile call if you need help or ideas Tom

    Short answer on why? , must be the love

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