2014 Sundeck Sport 202OB Deck drainage
Washed my boat for the first time this weekend and noticed that the deck was not draining much through the drainage holes behind the captain's chair. Boat was sitting a little out of level on the lift so the water was sitting more on the starboard side behind the captain's chair. This got me really worried. Not knowing that the deck does not drain into the bilge area, I tried turning the bilge pump on and nothing happened. After figuring that the deck drains out the side of the boat I removed the cup holder behind the captain’s chair and this is when I noticed a potential installation issue with my brand new boat.
What I noticed through the cup holder hole, was that the drain holes at the back of deck were connected to a flexible hose that is connected to an exit hole out the side of the boat. But what was alarming was that the hose looped UP about 4 inches before it looped down to the exit hole. My limited plumbing knowledge told me this was not correct as it created an inverted trap, in other words the water would only start draining once it reached 4” on the deck. I then pushed the hose down so that it was lower than the deck and the deck then drained. To make this fix permanent I had to unscrew the hose clamp, twist it so that it stayed below the deck and re-tighten the hose clamp. This was very difficult to do through a cap holder hole (would have been easy if I had smaller forearms).
My question are:
- Was the hose installed
- Did I create any issues
by making the hose always slope downwards?
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