Self closing freeing port

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by specmar, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. specmar
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    specmar Junior Member

    I need a source for a self closing freeing ports, preferably in aluminum, to be used for unloading deck water. One possible source is Fraser Bronze. Anybody know of other sources?
     
  2. Village_Idiot
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    Village_Idiot Senior Member

    Most folks call them scuppers; therefore, you might do an internet search using terms like "automatic scuppers" or "self-closing scuppers" or "self-bailing scuppers" or something to that effect.

    Wouldn't be too hard to fabricate something like a small boat fender laying horizontally in a cage, that would float up and close the scupper when underwater. However, you would have some ugly appendages sticking out the sides of the boat. :D
     
  3. specmar
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    specmar Junior Member

    Thank you village_idiot. Your suggestion is excellent. A fabricated aluminum box, mounted with the outboard side flush with the boat side, and just below deck level will work.
     
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