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380 Cockpit drains

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  1. CaptKimble

    CaptKimble

    Joined Jul 29, 2017
    132 posts, 51 likes
    Catalina 380
    US Los Angeles
    I was relocating my bilge pump on my Catalina 380 from where the factory located it in the lazzerette by moving it around the corner next to the LP cylinder. (I will post photos later perhaps), when I discovered that the fitting for the cockpit drain was hanging loose. The drain had broken at some point and one of the PO's had attempted to silicone it back in place. This explained why I was seeing water in the bilge every time it rained. The water would migrate from inside the lazzerette to the bilge area. Because of the restricted area due to the bilge pump location it is apparent that at some point something tugged on the hose breaking the fitting. If this fitting and hose drop far enough down it could drop below the water line and SINK THE :banghead:BOAT!
     


  2. CaptKimble

    CaptKimble

    Joined Jul 29, 2017
    132 posts, 51 likes
    Catalina 380
    US Los Angeles
    Drain as found.jpg Drain in place.jpg
    I will be replacing the whole cockpit drain but for the time being this will have to do. I'm letting it rest on top of the new manual bilge pump hose so it won't fall out again.
     



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