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Melges 24 - Water Underneath Cabin Floor

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Hello,

Thanks for reading. I have a Melges 24 Hull #4, built in '93.

Cleaning the boats insides, water is accumulating underneath the cabin floor. When I bounce on the floor I can hear the water underneath.

Very hard to get a shop vac in there, just wondering if others have experience with this issue.

Thanks!

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Stop bouncing. It's hull #4. 

 

If you tilt boat on trailer, or leave on a hill will you be able to get at it? If not carefully core a hole on the sole smaller than vacuum nozzle and try suck it out like a catholic school girl? 

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8 hours ago, Irish River said:

Stop bouncing. It's hull #4. 

 

If you tilt boat on trailer, or leave on a hill will you be able to get at it? If not carefully core a hole on the sole smaller than vacuum nozzle and try suck it out like a catholic school girl? 

Irish!  Im offended.  My wife is the quintessential catholic school girl! I'm highly offended!  Her sucking ability would be no match for hull 4!

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8 hours ago, Irish River said:

Stop bouncing. It's hull #4. 

 

If you tilt boat on trailer, or leave on a hill will you be able to get at it? If not carefully core a hole on the sole smaller than vacuum nozzle and try suck it out like a catholic school girl? 

Thanks for your response. I am able to get at some of it with the trailer tilted, but I don't like the idea of it being consistently wet down there and not being able to see it. Perhaps a small porthole or plugged hole is necessary.

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Stick a vacuum hose through the instrument panel access and behind the little bulkhead.

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Could you stick a dehumidifier in the boat and dry it out? We use a dehumidifier with a lift pump and dump the water in the cockpit with the hatch closed up. In about 24 hours it bone dry.  

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100 lb sacks of rice left on the bunk tops will absorb all that water and humidity.

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1 hour ago, Rasputin22 said:

100 lb sacks of rice left on the bunk tops will absorb all that water and humidity.

and weight 400# when time to remove

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Newer boats have the floor cut out so that the problem you are experiencing does not happen. 

I am sure no one in the class would object if you modified 004 to match, and then got re-weighed/certed to confirm.

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