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Question about scuppers

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by Rickfisher, Jun 28, 2021.

  1. Rickfisher

    Rickfisher New Member

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    Should they be open or closed most of the time?

    Do they often leak when older ?

    25 foot Alum hulled Rib has been noticeably taking on water this year. I closed the scuppers today.

    I figured someone here could educate me on scuppers. I felt I would close them for a week and see if it stops. If not then it's likely not them.
  2. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    Scuppers should be self draining. On big RIBs, they get wet. Never had a problem with a hull filling up by it's self.
  3. Rickfisher

    Rickfisher New Member

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    The scuppers on this boat are under the waterline. They appear to have a one way door or ball that allows water out but not in.
    The decks are also self draining.