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Registered: ‎07-05-2017

1994 Stratos 17.5' Bass boat

My newly-acquired bass boat drains LOTS of water from the drain plug after I I pull her out of the lake.  Also did this after a good rain sitting in the driveway.  In the first case (after a day of boating) there was no water in the battery/gas tank compartment where the bilge pumps are located.  In the second case (heavy rain), there was water at the bottom of the battery/gas compartment.  I have never looked under the compartments/platforms, but I assume there is an additional enclosed area under the battery/gas tank comparment?  How do I get to this?  How does water normally get pumped out from there if it's located under the bilge pumps in the battery/gas tank compartment?

Admiral
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 1994 Stratos 17.5' Bass boat

 


@bnick wrote:

My newly-acquired bass boat drains LOTS of water from the drain plug after I pull her out of the lake.  Also did this after a good rain sitting in the driveway.  


 

 

Contact your dealer and ask to have an automatic bilge pump switch installed if your boat does not have one or repair it if it does.

 

Find out where the water is entering the boat when in use and correct that situation too.

 

Keep the drain plug out when the boat is not in the water and place a tag on the steering wheel to remind you to install it before launching the boat.

 

 

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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