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Draining Stern well under rear seat on 2006 model 231 Fundeck

hodges06 Member Posts: 1
I just purchased a 2006 model 231 Fundeck.  What is the purpose of the well under the rear seat? It seems to hold water. How do you drain or pump the water out? 


  • cjjjdeck
    cjjjdeck Member, Moderator Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭✭
    Welcome to the Owners Forum!

    Usually compartments like what you are describing have a drain hole in them to direct water into the bilge area.  Is it possible that the drain hole is plugged?

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  • rdcastle
    rdcastle Member Posts: 100 ✭✭✭
    The well was originally for a Porta-Potti. I threw mine away when we bought the boat and the drain tube does get clogged from time to time so I just jet it out with garden hose. Actually, I wish I could direct some of the deck run off into that well as it is a straight shot to the through-hull drain whereas the drains at the helm seat and by the transom step-through are routed such that they almost always need help draining.
    Rob Castle
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