Ok all you aficionados & experts of all this RL28. I am enquiring about the possible details of what is inside the skeg of my RL28. The aft meter or so is open and empty and through this the old propeller shaft passed, since deceased. Presently I have installed a bilge pump in this sump.
Forward of here my skeg is closed off. I am talking about the area say from directly under the forward end of the cockpit to the aft end of the keel case. In other words the galley floor and the gap between the keel case and the little settee berth that forms the aft part of the double berth.
In my boat this seems to be the lowest point of the cabin floor and any water that enters or spills accumulates here. Someone before my time has done something here, repairs or whatever, and earlier in my ownership I drilled a hole here but it just seemed to keep going for ever. I would really like to know what is in there before I sharpen up the hole saw. There is not much point in putting an inspection hole if the skeg is solid and there is not much to inspect.
There is a pipe/conduit under the cabin sole in my boat, from under the fridge space all the way forward to the locker under the V berth behind the water tank. It looks very similar to the electrical conduits port side running forward & aft from the switchboard area. As such the pipe in the floor has been used to carry wiring forward to service the masthead lights and the head & main cabin lights. Was this it's intended purpose or has opportunist taken advantage of the easy passage. Or is it designed to join the bilge under the V berth to the bilge under the fridge.