|Hi Bob, My hand pump is on the front of the centreboard case, It is a bit of an eyesore, but the pipe runs straight downinto the bilge, and water exits into the case, which is good. most manufacturers put the hand pump through the cockpit wall next to the hatch... it is out of the way, but requires cutting holes in places you probably do not want to. |
The crack is a bit of a worry. I would be interested in finding out exactly where it is, as I have a mark 1 and the floor is glassed in with 8 inspection circles cut into it.. as such I don't have the opportunity to see those sort events which may be waiting to REALLY suprise me! On the other hand, the floor does give her torsional stiffness, which is the stem of your problem... The RL 24 does do the "hunka-Chunka" as it has no real bulkheads to speak of, but can be stiffened quite easily. You may consider either adding a rib at the C/Box, and then miter ing in a stringer to connect the ones in place to it. Ultimately.. just rebrace and glass it up.