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Old 10-05-2011, 12:51 PM
Bob Reynolds Bob Reynolds is offline
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Two to three inches of water might be a problem and it might not. It depends on the source, the time it takes to accumulate, etc. This amount could easily be rainwater from one or several small cracks in the deck, allowing rainwater to seep in over time. It could be a very slow weep in a cracked weld or rivet. Condensation plays a part, too. If this much water accumulates over, say, a week after being pumped dry, then a more serious problem is likely.

One way to keep her pumped out is to use a small generator with one or two submersible pumps. Of course, one has to monitor this. If another source of electricity can be found, there are sump pumps that operate with a float system to cut them off and on. Possibly the guys on the Kampsville ferry could keep an eye on her for you?
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