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Water collects in outboard stringer on 420


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For many years on my 420, I have noticed a build up of water collecting in the outboard stringer in the engine room.  I first noticed it when an engine belt shredded and found it was wet because of this water build up.  After searching for the source, I noticed if you spray water on the boat, it runs along the topside walkway and over the side right above the vents of the engine room.  I found that the way the structure was made in that area, the water adheres to the side and flows in the vents.  I attached some plastic strips above the vents to diver the water away and it seems to prevent the majority of the water from finding its way into the engine room.

Curious if any other 400 or 420 owners have seen the same issue?

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