Draining the stern compartment by rhoing

Draining the stern compartment

35–40 year old shell — who knows how many times it’s had some “surgery” and where some seams are no longer watertight, but both bow and stern compartments were full of water yesterday by the time I got back in the seat and rowed back to the dock. (Once you get some momentum going, the added weight of the water in the boat helps to maintain that momentum.) The bow bulkhead has drain/vent holes, so I got that pretty well emptied out yesterday, but the stern bulkhead has no such outlets for draining water. So I have it tipped up from the stern to let more water dribble out where the bulkhead obviously isn’t watertight.

Looking back
1 year ago: “Mall of America [Travel day]”
2 years ago: “Gray Hairstreak”
3 years ago: “International Rose Test Garden”
4 years ago: “Cabbage White on Allium (Ohio)”
5 years ago: “Life-and-death in the back yard”
6 years ago: “4-frame day: 11:50 p.m. …”
7 years ago: “At least it wasn’t a Sachem…”
8 years ago: “Finally!”
9 years ago: “Snapdragon”

[ IMG_1500S105x70Atm :: 18mm ]
That is a mighty, mighty long boat. Mercy! I think you need a new boat or to fix that one.
September 16th, 2020  
@marlboromaam I think it's 26½' long. I am getting weary of maintaining & repairing a boat as old as my older daughter...
September 16th, 2020  
@rhoing So a new one then?
September 16th, 2020  
@marlboromaam More likely a used one again. I have three; all were "previously-owned" when I bought them.
September 16th, 2020  
@marlboromaam P.S. This shell is why we needed a deeper garage! https://365project.org/tags/tmgarage
So if you add in the cost of the garage, this was a *very* expensive rowing shell! We have, however, very much enjoyed the larger garage. :)
September 16th, 2020  
Cool arrangement. It looks so long.
September 16th, 2020  
@rhoing Well, something extra good came from it then. =)
September 16th, 2020  
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