Cockpit drainage

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wayne0, May 21, 2019.

  1. wayne0

    wayne0 Active Member

    435
    May 4, 2014
    Newburyport, Ma.
    2000 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 ltr.V-drives
    '02 340 DA. When it rains, I seem to collect a lot of water behind the captain's chair at the helm. It eventually drains away somewhere (takes a long time), but leaves a lot of dirt behind. Any ideas as to a solution? Am I missing something here, or is this normal?
     
  2. SkiPharmer

    SkiPharmer Active Member

    182
    Jul 27, 2014
    St. Croix River, MN
    "Apres Ski" is a 1995 Sea Ray Sundancer 330, Twin 454 MerCruiser V-Drives
    Twin 7.4 Liter Mercruisers V-drives
    what kind of cover you have? cockpit cover? isenglass?
     
  3. Soulshine

    Soulshine Active Member

    382
    Sep 25, 2016
    Seneca Lake, NY
    '83 SRV 360 Express
    Twin Merc. 454
    A certain amount is to be expected and can be worse in wind driven rain. A lot of it depends on the design of the enclosure.

    Try to be on board during a storm and see what’s going on.
     
  4. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    That seems a bit odd. On my '99 340 I did not get water in that area even during the heaviest rain. It seems like you'd have to have quite a leak in your windshield area to get water forward of the helm seat. My experience was that any leaks on the side windows would tend to head aft of the seating area and collect under the arch.

    A friend with a hose can help you find the leak. It's a one beer job.

    And FYI - your signature says you have a 2000 340 but your post says 2002. Pretty much the same boat...but still :)
     
  5. Sublimetime

    Sublimetime Active Member

    673
    Oct 22, 2007
    clifton nj
    420 da
    454
    Some people leave their eisenglass off or open most of the season thinking its a boat and its meant to get wet....maybe this is the case and he is just thinking searay should have planned for this and located a drain or weep holes so water can drain thru.
     
  6. wayne0

    wayne0 Active Member

    435
    May 4, 2014
    Newburyport, Ma.
    2000 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 ltr.V-drives
    ^^^ This^^^ and yes, it IS an '00. Brain fart.
     
  7. JPGator

    JPGator Active Member

    215
    Apr 25, 2019
    2007 Sundancer 340
    Mercruiser 8.1S
    My eisenglass zippers will leak at the point the two zippers meet.
     
  8. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    So you do leave your canvas/glass panels off the boat? I assume you will not find a particularly great answer for your question if you're leaving the boat uncovered. Perhaps run a bead of silicone in front of your helm seat, force the water to run in front of the bench, down the step and aft from there.
     
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  9. wayne0

    wayne0 Active Member

    435
    May 4, 2014
    Newburyport, Ma.
    2000 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 ltr.V-drives
    It's rarely uncovered. It's more so when I wash the floor. The boat sits a little down at the stern, so water pools behind the captains chair.
     
  10. Sublimetime

    Sublimetime Active Member

    673
    Oct 22, 2007
    clifton nj
    420 da
    454
    It is surprising that searay never changed the design as that is how my helm is made and that was back in 1990. You think they would mold in a weep trail or floor drain/spud.
     

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