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 Post subject: Hull Vent
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:19 pm 
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:11 am
Posts: 10
I have a new 2010 Wave and it seems that both of the hulls have no venting. After I move the boat out of the water and to my beach spot. The last thing I do is to remove the drain plugs. As I pull the plugs I hear a pssst, indicating that the hull is either under pressure or vacuum. Is this normal?
I know that my H16 has vent tubes in the pylons, but this is different.

 Post subject: Re: Hull Vent
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:17 pm 
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:58 pm
Posts: 426
Location: Indianapolis, IN
It means you've got a new Wave, and all the seals are still intact!

That's the way it's supposed to be; the hulls are generally water-tight and air-tight. (The plastic doesn't mind expanding or contracting a bit with temperature.) Eventually with age, it may develop some leaks around the hatches under the seat pads, but you don't need to re-do them unless it's a real problem for you.

Congratulations on your new boat and welcome to the club!

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