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January 11, 2021, 11:11:40 AM
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94 245 explorer fish box
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My fish box fills with rain water rather quickly is this common, if so has anyone found a solution.

January 11, 2021, 07:23:00 PM
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Re: 94 245 explorer fish box
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 07:23:00 PM »
This is from an old thread and a different model (215) but it may pertain to your concern.

The problem with insole fishboxes is that, although they have gutter drain channels that the hatch fits into, quite often they aren't deep enough.  Thus, if you have a heavy downpour, the water flowing off the deck and into these gutters will be too much for the gutters to drain off and water will overflaow into the fishbox.  A slight starboard list would obviously explain the situation you describe.  Now one thing you can do to help get rid of this problem is to put a good neoprene gasket on top of the gutter drain dam to help the dam seal to the bottom of the hatch.  Get some modelers clay and put some small pieces, about 3/4" tall on top of that gutter dam, then close the hatch.  Open it back up and measure the height of the clay.  This will tell you the gap between the dam and the hatch.  If it's around a 3/8" or so we use this stuff made by Trim-Lok that works real well for us for the same purpose.

Good luck. :thumright:
Capt. Bob
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