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Old 06-16-2017, 02:49 PM
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Engine vents X1

So im pretty sure my engine vents in the back hatch are the casue to a lot of water coming into engine from surfing... do we think those engine vents really vent that muc that closing them would be an issue?
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:04 AM
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Those vents are most likely your blower vents. They don't vent the engine, but rather the bilge of gasoline vapors.
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:17 AM
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You should have a plate which blocks most of the water before it goes in the 2 vents. I would not worry about it. That's what bilge pumps are for. I sack my 205v pretty hard too and my bilge pump rarely comes on even with huge waves hitting the transom constantly.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:06 AM
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yea im actually thinking its something else leaking... that or a ton of rain water from the down pours this past few weeks and it was all in the nose. need to do more inspection, could be the packing gland again
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:19 AM
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Mine seems notorious for holding some water in the nose. Every now and then I always park on a big hill and make sure I try to get it all out. Seems like there's some in there that won't come out when the boats flat.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:48 AM
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I've noticed the same thing. My 205V tends to take on some water through the rear vents while surfing with the boat sacked out. The bilge will run on occasion. It tends to be a lot worse with beginners.... when there is a lot of starting and stopping.

I think closing the vents WOULD be an issue since it would prevent airflow out of the engine compartment/bilge
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:12 PM
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Mine takes on some water in the nose, and I can't figure out where it comes from. Back under the engine is always dry. When running or just floating the forward bilge kicks on every half hour or so. Thought it might be the kgb, but same behavior with kgb empty.
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