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Lovetoski

LSV Locker drain plug opened or closed?

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Lovetoski

Wondering those who have a LSV if they close the ski locker drain that drains to the back? It never seems to drain from this point but does seem to bring water in from the back since that is the lowest point on the boat. I was thinking it would be best to close this drain, and occasionally when the boat is on the lift open the drain under the matt? We trailered the boat for 5 hours with the rear plug open (under the platform) and it never cleared the water from the ski locker. What does everyone else do?

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Wondering those who have a LSV if they close the ski locker drain that drains to the back? It never seems to drain from this point but does seem to bring water in from the back since that is the lowest point on the boat. I was thinking it would be best to close this drain, and occasionally when the boat is on the lift open the drain under the matt? We trailered the boat for 5 hours with the rear plug open (under the platform) and it never cleared the water from the ski locker. What does everyone else do?

Yep, just open the ski locker drain (under the mat), or use a shop vac. You can

leave the plug in the hole leading to the back, but, assuming that it fits snugly enough, you'll

just accumulate that water in the space under the gas tank and it still may not spill out from

an open stern drain while trailering.

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WaveMake'nLSV

I pull it, since it is the LOWEST point in the boat. But like srab said, it will drain thru the transom drain while trailering. We only go about 1/2 mile from the water, so not long enough to be a factor. I pull my drains on the ramp, allow most to drain there if time permits (i.e. people not waiting on me).

Wondering those who have a LSV if they close the ski locker drain that drains to the back? It never seems to drain from this point but does seem to bring water in from the back since that is the lowest point on the boat. I was thinking it would be best to close this drain, and occasionally when the boat is on the lift open the drain under the matt? We trailered the boat for 5 hours with the rear plug open (under the platform) and it never cleared the water from the ski locker. What does everyone else do?

Yep, just open the ski locker drain (under the mat), or use a shop vac. You can

leave the plug in the hole leading to the back, but, assuming that it fits snugly enough, you'll

just accumulate that water in the space under the gas tank and it still may not spill out from

an open stern drain while trailering.

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Squag Mon

I took on a big wave early last year and opened the plug while we all stood on the swim platform and waited for the bilge to pump most of the water. I haven't closed it since and haven't seen much water in there since. I usually open the ski locker when I get home to allow the locker to air dry.

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WaveMake'nLSV

You guys must be talking about Sunscapes...cause my LSV doesn't have a division "plug". :dunno:

I took on a big wave early last year and opened the plug while we all stood on the swim platform and waited for the bilge to pump most of the water. I haven't closed it since and haven't seen much water in there since. I usually open the ski locker when I get home to allow the locker to air dry.

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Brad B

I removed that plug and never put it back - just threw it in the glove box.

I keep mine on a lift and only open the drain in the ski locker cuz its the lowest point.

Having that open allows all the water from the engine bilge to go out the drain when on the lift.

When in the lake, it also gives me a good quick perspective on how much extra water I may be taking on by just opening the door and peeking in.

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