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Leotis wrote: Weep Holes, Gotta have them. Bilge Pumps, Gotta have them. Creating a way for water to get into the bilge and depending on a mechanical device to pump the water out? Not a good idea, especieally on a composite wood core boat, and not a good idea on any boat as far as i am concerned. I witnessed a production boat, foam filled production boat rot from the inside out, and it did not have an ounce of wood in it. Yes fiberglass will breakdown after long term exposure to gas, oil, saltwater, and whatever else ends up in the bilge. There is no way to keep water out of the bilge but the drier your bilge stays the longer your boat lasts. just my expierience..