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Message 1 of 4
Posted by member thomas Hardy on Monday 11 May 2015
I find this an irritating problem on an otherwise lovely little boat which attracts complementary comments wherever I go.
Happy hardying to all.
Message 2 of 4
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Monday 11 May 2015
You could go down a little bit lower down, but not by much about 5mm at the most. otherwise you will weaken the bond between the deck moulding and the hull moulding in that position. Before you start doing any work make sure that the area below the scupper is bonded with GRP matting. If you go ahead with lowering the scupper ensure you reinstate the flowcoat covering on the scupper joint to ensure it is watertight from above.
Hardy Marine Former employee
Message 3 of 4
Posted by member Hardy Editor on Monday 11 May 2015
You are quite right and this is an irritation that most of us with Pilot 20s have just learned to live with - however as Simon says, I have seen some owners take the scupper down a little bit. To be honest, I never fancied doing that, as I was worried about the consequences, and just decided to live with it. Where I moor, we have leaves, dust and other assorted debris, which collect in the puddle leaving a nasty dirty residue, which needs regular flushing out otherwise it stains that area of the deck and also blocks half the scupper. I've just accepted it in my own case, but it is annoying.
I will ask around and see if I can locate someone who has had a go at lowering their scuppers and see how they got on.
All the best,
Message 4 of 4
Posted by member Adrian Espin on Sunday 1 October 2017