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Old 10-13-2021, 10:14 AM
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I just pulled my 2021 Lund Impact 1775 XS out of the water and stored on the trailer with the mooring cover.

A week later, there's a couple of inches of water in the battery compartment and the compartment behind it. The boat is almost level, a degree or so sideways and bow probably a degree or so down. Guess I need a complete cover that goes over every gunnel. (I'm not going to say anything about how impressed I've been with the Lund canvas.)

Should I be drilling drainage holes? I'm concerted about water and battery acid destroying the hull if I drill holes.
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Old 10-13-2021, 11:02 AM
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I have the same boat but a 2019, the cover is not water tight so you will get water inside the boat. If i stored my boat outside i would pull the batteries, raise the bow & of course pull the drain plug.
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Old 10-13-2021, 03:31 PM
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For a battery compartment that did not have the batteries sitting on the hull of the boat, I would absolutely cut or drill drain holes into the lowest spot and if necessary due to a sloping hull, also the back of the compartment closest to the stern. That way, any water that made its way to the battery compartment for what ever reason would go to the bilge and be pumped out by your automatic bilge pump when it is in the water.

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Old 10-14-2021, 05:27 PM
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The compartments should already have drain holes. Problem can sometimes be,that at manufacture , when they install the vinyl floor liner,they cover them and forget to cut the hole in the vinyl. Exactly what happened to me years ago when I got a new boat. So feel around on the bottom of that compartment ,see if you can detect a soft spot that might be a drain that is already there, but covered with the vinyl.If cannot find ,may have to remove the battery and tray to find it.

If still not there, then yeah, may have to drill your own drains. Likely have to get through floatation material ,, then put a drain tube down though it,(that's what Lund usually does,,or used to do, so the water ends up in the bilge, not just dumping into the foam.

Of Course...BE CAREFUL!!! ... when you drill :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i_WzKvB2HU
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:29 PM
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I just pulled my 2021 Lund Impact 1775 XS out of the water and stored on the trailer with the mooring cover.

A week later, there's a couple of inches of water in the battery compartment and the compartment behind it. The boat is almost level, a degree or so sideways and bow probably a degree or so down. Guess I need a complete cover that goes over every gunnel. (I'm not going to say anything about how impressed I've been with the Lund canvas.)

Should I be drilling drainage holes? I'm concerted about water and battery acid destroying the hull if I drill holes.
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?? A Lund mooring cover does go over all the gunnels. They are gray in color and have been that way for 25+ years. They are not water tight but if supported in the middle... they do pretty good.
Is this the cover you have?
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