De-Watering the Key West 1900 CC

A vacuum pump comes in handy to see if there is any water intrusion in this 20 year old hull.

Last time I talked about weighing the boat to determine if it had gotten water in the foam core.  I was pretty sure it wasn’t an issue, but then an opportunity presented itself to make sure.  So this is how I did it.

In the process of cleaning and de-greasing the bilge, I took out the auxiliary oil tank for the 2 stroke outboard, and I took out a broken battery tray to replace it.  Both of these had been screwed down to the sole of the bilge, and it looked like the sealant around the screws had failed.  I suspected after 20 years, some water had gotten in these holes. Continue reading “De-Watering the Key West 1900 CC”