Are Yamaha Boats Self Bailing?

Author : Efrain E. Silva

I do not want to keep you waiting, my good and faithful reader, so I WILL TELL YOU the answer to this right off the bat ( before then further elaborating on the topic, of course ) : The answer is a resounding, loud, YES. YES, THESE BOATS ARE SELF - BAILING. Now, let me tell you some more….

If you are ever in a situation in which too much water starts to get in your boat, and you wonder what to do and face the real fear of possibly going under ( something that happens to so many of the best sailors, even, year after year after year ) , then know that if you’re in a Yamaha - branded boat, it’s smooth waters for you…..these self - bail and there is no need to really get worried or stressed, even in the heat of the moment. The stern holds a scupper drain right on it somewhere, and Yamaha has already got your back. Where does the water come out from, and does it do so fast enough to save your skin, you might be asking? To answer the 2nd question first, as I like to mix things up, yes it does. And now to answer the 1st, it’s from the cockpit rear, by means of our little buddy ( guess who? We talked about him in another blog, if you were following all my latest posts here ) —- the scupper valve. Yes, our friend is here, once again, to keep some water out of the boat and save us!

Any water splashing in, any water coming in from above ( like through rain ) , it all gets drained out. It bails itself out as a boat, bailing you out of trouble in an instant. So do not panic, once more, I say….

The water does not come out of the engine or bilge. The scupper valve does not push it out through there. Just know that, a quick side note. The bilge pump on your Yamaha boat, as a matter of fact, is what precisely takes care of this. So you can see that different parts all play their unique role in this. If you so happen to get a little water in, with all that being said, then good luck —- you are about to drown or drain. Just kidding. But seriously — you have got this. The best thing you can do, in this instance of worse turning to worst, is to keep advancing and moving as stopping there stagnant can allow you tip over or even get more water in…it’s best to keep moving with a purpose and heading toward the shore, either on your right or left side if you are paddling in an open - water type of area. Is it easier to steer right or left here in your case? Pick a side, and feel the water, and most of all —- move.

Keep moving. Keep moving. Keep moving. Find a way to get that water out or let your Yamaha do its best job of doing so.