leaking pontoon

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by astull, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. astull
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    astull astull

    ok so they will be at the end of the pontoons at the backon the bottom
     
  2. astull
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    astull astull

    Thanks for everybodys help so far still trying to figure things out getting almost to the point of taking it to someone but im an hvac mechanic and i figure if I can find a leak in a cooler I can find it in a pontoon that being said I need to get the water out of the toons before the first freeze no drain plugs in the bottom 3 on top can I syphine the water out through the top
     
  3. Frog4
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    Frog4 Proletariat

    do you have a wet/dry shop vac?

    make a wand extension out of pvc pipe
     
  4. astull
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    astull astull

    is there anything i need to be careful of taking the water out
     
  5. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    ...were it goes?

    -Tom
     

  6. FMS
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    FMS Senior Member

    I am surprised there is no drain plug.

    Where are these three plugs located exactly? Are there 3 because the pontoons are segmented internally??

    To get the water out, if you don't have a shop vac, get a manual bilge pump. They are handy to have around anyway.

    Beckson Marine -224PF Hand Bilge Pump $20
    http://www.google.com/products/cata...=X&ei=Fs6XTsvdHOj40gGIs_WcBA&ved=0CIYBEPMCMAE

    Or better one with a hose on the input side, also handy to have around and cheap
    Beckson 109PC Hand Pump Gas & Oil 11-1/2"L $26
    http://www.google.com/products/cata...=X&ei=Fs6XTsvdHOj40gGIs_WcBA&ved=0CIwBEPMCMAI

    Now the real question is how much water is in the pontoon and how did it get there. If it's more than a tiny bit do as above and rig a rubber raft or bike pump and some soapy water to find where they are leaking.
     
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