Rain water in hull

Hi all,

Just after bit of advice  

I have a fibreglass boat with outboard engine. I had to leave it out on the lawn last night weeks as redoing driveway.

Unfortunately without me realising, the boats hull had filled with rainwater ( to below deck level ) and was in there for last 2 weeks.

I drained it all out today and have it a good flush out with fresh water with a hose. I’ll let it fully air and dry out now.

Just after any advice , would this have caused any harm to the boat, has it happened to you, any tips on what to do




little johnny's picture

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Will do nothing

Tue, 2019-09-17 06:47

Rain would have given a good flush. Be all good

pelagicyachts's picture

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the only thing that you may

Tue, 2019-09-17 08:30

the only thing that you may want to consider is do you have any wiring that runs under deck? - only likely to be bilge pump but then again thats the one thing you want working when things go wrong :-)

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Under deck

Tue, 2019-09-17 09:47

I would be asking why is the water getting under the floor of my boat ? My deck is sealed from any intrusion of water from above, which in turn doesn't allow any water intrusion from below,(if I happen to put a hole the hull it will go to deck level but stay afloat. I HOPE  if Archamedese is right). one bung hole or two ? I have two one for deck and one for hull.



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 check transom for cracks in

Tue, 2019-09-17 16:11

 check transom for cracks in corners especially

check wiring/ connections

if all ok thank the rain gods for a good clean