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28 March 2022 - 20:13
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Swan 38 Spinnaker pole channel drains

Hello.  Both spinnaker pole channel drains have blocked.  Is there a preferred way to clear them?  I've tried with a piece of wire and high-pressure blast of water but neither has cleared the blockages.  (The drain hoses go though some quite tight corners.) Any advice most gratefully received.

John and Sue

 Serafina (38/039)

29 March 2022 - 07:56
Join Date: 29 January 2007
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Dear John and Sue,

you are correct, there is a tight corner at the end of the hose, did you try with a wire (the same one electricians work with when they have to follow a hidden hose underneath a wall should work very well) starting from the end, just above  water level? It should work.

Please keep us updated.

Fair winds!

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)

29 March 2022 - 11:46
Join Date: 31 January 2007
Posts: 52

Dear John and Sue,

If you can't clear the spinnaker pole channel drain hoses, they can be replaced. I did it on our Infant (38/014). To get access to the deck ends of the hoses I had to cut out part of the grp-cover inside the oilskin locker and above the fridge. The latter cut I had to cover by constructing a teak casing. The result is good.

Best regards


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