Boating safety begins with a carefully designed and constructed boat. The boat and its crew are the responsibility of the boat’s captain, so make sure that all passengers are aware of how to behave in your boat.
Most Buster boat models are designed to drain rainwater automatically from the deck when the boat is in the water. Rainwater will also drain from the deck when the boat is on land so long as the bow is slightly higher than the stern.
The drainage holes should be closed if water enters the deck through the holes when loading the boat. In all other situations, the drainage holes should be kept open. The drainage holes should be cleaned regularly to remove any dirt and prevent blockages.
The amount of water in the bilge should be kept to a minimum, as any free-flowing water will destabilise the boat.
Water that has collected or condensed in the bilge can be removed by means of an electric or manual bilge pump. Automatic bilge pumps are always on standby whenever the battery is connected regardless of the position of the main power switch. The bilge pump can also be operated from the switch on the control panel. Check regularly to make sure that the bilge pump is operational.
A drainage stopper is located in the lower corner of the transom for emptying the bilge when the boat is on land or on a trailer.
The drainage holes should be cleaned regularly to remove any dirt and prevent blockages. The bilge pump is accessible on most boat models via a service hatch in the motor well.
Please refer to the user manual for your own boat model for more detailed information about removing water.