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2003 215ss cockpit drain question

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Hey Folks.  I just picked up a 2003 215ss on Friday.  Took it out for the second time and one of the aft cockpit drains was getting a lot of backwash- carpet was soaked.  The other side was bone dry.  I jumped in the water to look around the drain holes at the waterline and noticed the dry side had some type of black plate right at the outlet on the side of the boat.  

Two questions 1) any way to stop the backwash and carpet from getting soaked or do I just deal with it and  2) should the other drain be sealed?  It was definitely not a plug that could be removed.  The boat has super low hours so I wonder if these come sealed from the factory and old owner just never popped it out? 

Appreciate any consideration.  

2003 215ss sport

volvo 5.7L

quick and quiet exhaust

Seattle, wa

 

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Those 'black plates' are called scuppers.  They're basically a rubber flap that keeps water from pushing in, but allows it to drain out.  They dry out over time and need to be replaced (I just had to replace both sides on my 2012 a few weeks ago).  Replacements can be found at the usual sources (Defender, West Marine, Amazon, your local boat place).  You'll need to measure the hole to determine what size you need.

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Thanks sburke.  Is that usually a land repair?  We have her slipped for the rest of the summer.  It is almost like the backwash side has no scupper at all or the flapper broke off.   I am going to poke around later today.  Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.  

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While easier to repair on land, they can definitely be done in calm waters.  I replaced both of mine with the boat anchored, while the rest of my family swam.  The tricky part is not dropping the parts or the screwdriver into the water.

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