Originally Posted by Ole Hank
Water cannot move aft from either the bow area where the a.c. is or bottom of stairs where hot water is on my boat. Doesn't make sense.
The boat yard said there are holes drilled so water can flow (albeit slowly) from one compartment to the other. They had a name for them, but I forgot what it was.
By the way, I ended up taking the simple upgrade route and added a 2,000 gph Gold rule pump with a new outlet. This serves as a higher capacity backup to the existing 650 gph pump.
It's still gonna sink if I put a big enough hole in it (hence the prior purchase of the liferaft), but if a through hull goes or something, I should be okay.
The yard also installed the smoke and fire alarms and associated panels as well. When I get back to the boat, I will put up some photos.