For the guys with low deck/scupper problems

steveinak

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You guys have mentioned something about having low decks and water coming in the scuppers so i thought this might be a answer for some boats without having to raise decks. A lot of the new bowpickers are being built with flush decks instead of raised fish holds and they have been using a gutter system with a grate over the top to let the water and especially the jellyfish to go down thru the grate and out through the gutter/scupper but still allows the fish to slide over the grates and into the flush fish hold tops. Maybe this style could be done across the stern of a boat and then the water would just dump into the gutter and run out the scuppers?? might take some thinking but might also work??
The flush decks save a ton of work picking loose fish off the deck and pitching them into fish holds, all they do now is run the boat a bit to make the bow raise up and all the fish on deck run/slide back into the open fish holds.

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RKrough

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Nice setup! My uncle had a open trough/gutter across the transom of his Chesapeake deadrise that had a bilge pump on each end to collect water coming over the boards or from the wash down.

On my skiff I don't think it was designed to carry 300-400lbs of motor on it's transom, so when I redid it I stayed with a lightweight two stroke and installed the fuel tank, battery and helm farther forward which got the scuppers up out of the water
 
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