I read about the torrential rains that impacted North Western Wisconsin during The period of July 11th-12th. The rains came hard and fast, bringing up to 11 inches in 24 hours, flooding local roads and wiping out major highways in Northern Wisconsin.
Remembering the cockpit drains and scuppers plug easily with leaves I had wondered how the boat had faired. Leaving a message for Captain Scott to ask if he would check on her, I waited for the phone call. “Yep she is flooded pretty good” he said. ” hooked up batteries but the bilge pump is shot too” Captain Scott proceeded to get a garden hose and stick it into the bilge to siphon out the 2 feet of water that was inside the boat. We were told that she dried out pretty good after a few days, but would need one heck of a scrubbing!
September 7, 2016 at 12:08 pm
Jeez, tried to sink her out of the water. Good thing she didn’t fill to the point of tipping over. Could get mighty heavy in a hurry. Have u been back yet this summer.?.
September 7, 2016 at 1:15 pm
Yes we just returned after three wonderful weeks up there. Will be posting more soon!
September 7, 2016 at 8:31 pm
Rats. That’s a rough way to start your vacation. Can you have her shrink wrapped or tarped when you aren’t there to keep it from happening again? Looking forward to more posts!
September 7, 2016 at 9:02 pm
Hi Kimberly! We had her shrink wrapped until our May trip. Had to remove that to bottom paint. Before we left the island on our August trip I removed the screens on the cockpit drains. This should solve the problem. Additionally, next year we will add solar so that the batteries will keep up until they shrink wrap her. Shouldn’t happen again.
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