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Water collecting at deck level after drilling a pilot hole.

Discussion in 'Yamaha Center Console 190 & 210 FSH' started by Grover70, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Grover70

    Grover70 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    299
    Location:
    Fruit Cove, FL
    Ratings:
    +163 / 5
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    FSH Deluxe
    Boat Length:
    19
    On a post about "Below the Battery Tray" I was going over some drainage issues and then this came up. I thought I'd post a new thread to see if there would be some more input from you fellow boaters who were not following the original post.

    In order to get some drainage from chronic water collecting around my battery trays, I drilled a 2-3" pilot hole. I stopped at about 2 1/2" because I became concerned about the depth and hitting no void. I capped the hole and left it alone until today.

    Today, I removed the plug and used a wire and explored the bottom of the hole. Suddenly, the hole filled with water. It beads up to the top of the deck but does not flow over. Now I am a little concerned. Where is this water originating from? This video shows a paper towel whisking up the water, then the hole filling. Mind you, the hole is only about 3" at the most. Why would water be at deck level on a boat that's been sitting dry for over a week? It's salt water, which I was in. And now I know the balsa wood sandwiched between the foam is exposed. It won't stop filling to deck level. I'm taking it into Yamaha for another warranty issue on Tuesday they are fixing. Now this too I guess.

     
  2. Grover70

    Grover70 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    299
    Location:
    Fruit Cove, FL
    Ratings:
    +163 / 5
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    FSH Deluxe
    Boat Length:
    19
    Additionally:
    I removed the two screws of the white retainer that keeps the battery tray from moving and the holes were damp. Not 100% certain if that water came from above or below the deck though.
     
  3. Tailwaters

    Tailwaters Active Member

    Messages:
    156
    Location:
    St Joseph MI
    Ratings:
    +78 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    FSH Sport
    Boat Length:
    20
    Any word from the dealer?
     
  4. Grover70

    Grover70 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    299
    Location:
    Fruit Cove, FL
    Ratings:
    +163 / 5
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    FSH Deluxe
    Boat Length:
    19
    Not yet. I don't expect to hear anything from corporate until after the Thanksgiving craziness is over.
    The dealer accidentally broke my trailer emergency brake cord so I got that to get fixed now too.
    It's always something!
    Should have gotten a canoe....
     
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  5. ClemsonTiger

    ClemsonTiger Jetboaters Lieutenant

    Messages:
    171
    Location:
    Jupiter, FL
    Ratings:
    +744 / 65
    Boat Make:
    Other
    Year:
    NA
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    Other
    No, don't say that. Those manufacturing robots by Yamaha Motor Corp, USA are top notch incapable of defects. Quality Quality Quality is all that can be said!
     
  6. Tailwaters

    Tailwaters Active Member

    Messages:
    156
    Location:
    St Joseph MI
    Ratings:
    +78 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    FSH Sport
    Boat Length:
    20
    Keep us up to date on Yamaha's response. My boats sitting in storage behind my office and I've just not had enough motivation to haul a heater out there to start correcting some of the drain issues.
     

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