Tired of my wet deck !

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Personal preference, no minimum standard height. Only time height becomes a requirement is on an inspected vessel that has life jackets stored overhead, they must be within reach for certain individuals or have some system that allows access to them (like a rope that unlatches them).
 

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Ronnie I know the day you were talking about, I think we were right next to each other. Such a pain in the a**. We had the same problem. Add in an outboard cutout to get an occasional splash over from and it's brutal. I was ankle deep in the back corner when we got lucky and were off doing circles. A new deck eight makes complete sense.
 

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I've got the same problem on my sisu 26 so i'm gonna do the same thing ( about 5 " ) but i will be redoing my wheelhouse and will raise that ( 7 " ) as i am hitting my head constantly now ( 6' 2 " )
 

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Ronnie,
I understand your pain and would not like a wet deck either, just a couple thoughts before you raise your deck. Just like head room height in the wheelhouse it is personal preference, is the height that the washrail contacts your leg. If you raise the deck 5 inches will you still feel comfortable leaning against it in rough seas without the fear of the feeling like you are going to fall over? I know that some tall guys may feel like it can be very hard to fish a boat if the rail is too low on their leg. It maybe a non issue but something to think about as it could be a deal buster if you ever try to sell the boat. A 6'-4" guy in a 6' wheel house just isn't going to work for long. I know because most of my friends are 6ft+ and had to make sure that things would work for them too.:grin: Sometimes it is good to be short.:grin:
 

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John you raise a good point.
I'm a short guy, thd top of the washrails on the blackfin are 25" from the deck. Hits my legs perfect.

If Ronnie "drops" the washrail height by 5" with a 5" raise in the deck he could install a taller trim board around the inside of the cockpit washrails.

If the board is now 5", raise the height to 10"

All about the top of the knee caps
 
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I have been in the same situation with having a deck too low... Once on a higher deck, the entire experience on the boat is much better. I'd say go ahead and do it. As for the baitwell I will tell you as a commercial supplier of pogies that if you fish pogies alot, get an oval baitwell with minimal circular current. Hope the project works well!
 

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Ronnie,I also looked @ that boat; as a matter of fact,I think the same day. The broker told me he also had 2 or 3 other boats and wanted to off one...go figure !
 

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Brokers are like politicians, will tell you any line of bullshit just to make the sale.
Me, he baited me in till the end saying the seller wanted to take my Parker as part of the deal, a line of bullshit just to get me sucked in.
Broker also told me the boat had "improved scuppers" :rolleyes:
I bought the boat anyway, kept the Parker and the broker told me "since I made my 10% commision on this sale I will list your Parker and only take 5% for the sale"
He sent a few potential buyers to me and on the phone with him and running numbers naturally he told me a figure they were offering and then after he took his 10% commision ..............
I sold the boat on my own to someone who saw it at my house, fuck him!

In the end, you got a very nice, low hr. boat. I was very close to pulling the trigger....till I heard it sold ! LOL I also looked @ the other 28;If I remember it had a canvas winterback;and not half the boat of yours.
 

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Ronnie have you run this issue by Steve Law? I am curious as to why your scuppers are not the same height as other 28 Seaworthy boats I have seen on this site. I am looking to buy a downeast boat for my next boat and scupper height is high on my list since I had a boat with a wet deck also. Good luck with what ever decision you go with to correct the problem.
 

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Ronnie have you run this issue by Steve Law? I am curious as to why your scuppers are not the same height as other 28 Seaworthy boats I have seen on this site. I am looking to buy a downeast boat for my next boat and scupper height is high on my list since I had a boat with a wet deck also. Good luck with what ever decision you go with to correct the problem.

I can answer that for Ronnie.... He stated in a previous post "Steve built the boat for a tall guy that wanted more Height in the W/H".
 

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so there is pitch yet the deck retains water ? there has to be an easier solution then ripping the whole deck up. I could see if it was rotted and the job warranted. How about side drains in the deck ?


like this


scupper22.jpg
 
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