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1948 16ft Runabout what is it

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1948 16ft Runabout what is it

Post by david.peat » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:27 am

Hello every one,quite new on here and to power boating.my question is what is this pipe ? it looks like it has an air bleed to the top of the pipe and has an outlet in the hull.Im guessing that it is some form of bilge vent maybe
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Re: 1948 16ft Runabout what is it

Post by drrot » Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:36 pm

It's a self bailer. Drains water while under way. Make sure the small vent on top is always open.
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Re: 1948 16ft Runabout what is it

Post by david.peat » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:18 pm

Thanks again drrot cheers mate

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Re: 1948 16ft Runabout what is it

Post by Don Vogt » Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:48 pm

There have been lots of debates on woody boater.com about the Risks of self bailers.theprudent thing is to do is to disable the thing before you wakeup some morning and find your boat at the bottom of the lake.

I should add that 6 volt bilge pumps are available and highly desirable as a substitute.
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Re: 1948 16ft Runabout what is it

Post by david.peat » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:42 am

Hi Don thanks for the info,I have a bilge pump that works fine on auto and Manuel. So going back to the auto bailer I guess I should disconnect the rubber tube and block the outlet to the hull is that correct before I take it to the broads for the first time ?

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Re: 1948 16ft Runabout what is it

Post by Don Vogt » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:05 pm

I cant remember how mine was done by the restorer. plugged outside the hull somehow so that interior still had an authentic look. i assume that capping the end of the copper tube would work but best to talk to someone with some expertise as to the best way to do it.
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Re: 1948 16ft Runabout what is it

Post by mbigpops » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:41 pm

No matter how you plug it you should turn the through hull around in case your plug fails.

Maybe plumbers putty ?

I did mine the hard way - new bottom.

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