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    Posted: 12 December 2007 at 20:43
Has anyone figured out how to get the water out of the 430?

We had a problem with the watermaker install and managed to put a substantial amount of water into the bilge, some of which was removed by the bilge pump. Then we went around and got another 100 litres from under the grid and from where you can access under the floor. That was a week ago, today we pulled at least another 100 lt out, that I guess was under the floor to stb where theres very little access.

My guess is that there is still water sittiing  where you cant get to it, mainly under the saloon table and seating, but you'd need to remove all of the furniture to lift the floor there.

Speaking of flooring, its worth checking to see where the floor join is in the galley. On mine there is a join about 50mm behind the sink cabinet, which was completely unsupported when delivered. Initially we thought the floor was bowed upwards, but once removed you could see that the weight of the cabinet was causing the unsupported floor to sag

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John,

Hope this photo helps you a little:



Just in front of my grey water tank you see a bigger hole in the beam (donít know if this is the right word). I increased the size of this hole* to make it easier to pump the water out of the frame. When the boat is horizontal, this beam is the lowest point in the frame/hull.
Any liquid spilled in de space below the beds in the aft cabins flows into the frame. As soon the level is higher than the underside of the small holes in the beams, it flows into the compartments in between the beams left ant right of the middle section. Liquids spilled in or behind the engine compartment flow under the engine. When this compartment is completely filled, it flows in the aft compartment of the middle section. As soon the level is higher than the underside of the small holes, it flows into the frame. The rest of the middle section remains dry.
At the port side of the main cabin it was possible to cut the floorboards at the middle of the beams, so the floor remains stable. At starboard in front of the kitchen this is not possible, so I intend to make an inspection hole for every compartment.

Also took a photo of the same from the front cabin, looking aft:



* Please, be careful if you decide to increase the size of that hole as well. That beam contains a lot of cables / piping.

Edited by Alex Faber - 18 December 2007 at 21:33
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