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    Please help me get new to me Super Porpoise up and running.

    The SP has two open cockpit drains. The drain tubes are sealed to the cockpit floor and extend into corresponding cups or funnels that are sealed to the hull bottom. This allows for flex between the hull and the cockpit tub. In theory, the rim of the cup is above the waterline, so water can't...
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    Hi, just got a Super Porpoise

    Update on those cockpit drains. I now know why they are in two pieces, sleeved together. There is a lot of flex in the cockpit floor and the movement makes it impossible for the one-piece rigid tubes in my boat to remain sealed at both ends. I'm either going to open it up, cut out the middle...
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    WANTED: Super Porpoise Sail

    That pretty much covers it. Trying to get this old boat going and the original sail ripped to shreds in 3 kts of wind on the trial run. Thanks, Marty Canandaigua, NY
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    Hi, just got a Super Porpoise

    OK, I pulled the 'scoops' off the bottom. They look like Perko clam shell ventilators. No fancy reservoirs for me. They are each just covering the end of a flared tube that runs directly from the aft corners of the cockpit straight down and through the hull. It seems that if I can free both...
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    Hi, just got a Super Porpoise

    Could someone with an inspection port please show me how those cockpit drain tubes are set up inside the hull? I just got my hands on a Super Porpoise and the only apparent problem is that those drains are sitting a little high in the cockpit floor and the seal is broken. Previous owner gobbed...