Bung Hole In A Project 52

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Kayaking Wizard
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Bung Hole In A Project 52

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Hey all,

I recently bought a Wavesport Project 52 and after a few weeks I love every part of it accept the absence of a bung hole. I know you can buy kits to insert your own bung hole on a boat, but bearing in mind this is a brand new boat, and I had a look at the stern and its not the flatest shape Wavesport have ever made.

I wouldn't drill it myself, but I have a friend who is great at finding and creating solutions to problems that shouldn't have been created in the first place.

But I just wondered, is it worth / possible to do on this boat, or is it worth just getting on with it and actually developing some muscles for a change by emptying it above my head.

I welcome any advice or suggestions,

thanks Chris

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empty it normal and buy a sponge problem solved.

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Rdscott wrote:empty it normal and buy a sponge problem solved.

I'd agree. I have a project 45 (I'm a smallish woman) and though I find the absence of the bung occ a pain in the bum I have got used to just emptying as normal and using a sponge for what I can't drain. Not really worth bothering drilling holes in your shiny new boat in my opinion.

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If I had a choice I wouldn't have a bung hole in any of my boats. If it's swamped, it takes too long to empty through the bung hole, and if it is only a bit of water in the bottom a sponge will be quicker, and you don't even have to get out of the boat.

You don't have to lift the boat to empty it. It's not often very flat by the side of a river, put one end of the boat higher up the bank and empty by lifting the other end and rocking up and down or side to side, then finish off with a sponge.

The best thing about this method is that if you forget to put your sponge back in the boat you don't sink, and it only costs 50p to replace.

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Maybe drill a hole through the cockpit rim, like on the Jacksons. Is the best bit of design on a Jackson. Gets every last bit of water out to.

The Project may already have a hole there for an over thruster.

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Ricks-Freestyle-Mind wrote:The Project may already have a hole there for an over thruster.
It doesn't, but I find the water drains through the holes for the backrest fittings when upside down, in almost the same way.
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I put a bung in my '52 it was fine, just start with a small hole then build up.

Use plenty of bathroom sealant too!
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Robson wrote:just start with a small hole then build up.

Hee hee!!! Sorry!!! I have a terrible mind!!! This made me giggle immediately! ;-)

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