Tom Kirkman wrote:
The demand to justify a unit from Hobie may not be there. Only those boats where the top of the scuppers sit below the waterline (bad design to begin with) is there any real need for them. Otherwise it's not much of an issue since the whole idea of a scupper is to create a self bailing boat.
this is an 'accessory' and not a re-designed hull, therefore, the demand need not be enormous. and as with other accessories, hobie need not design the unit, nor manufacture the unit. it could easily be done by a supplier/partner.
regardless of design or location of the upper portion of the overboard drain, a wet butt is still wet. and if you can plug a hole, and allow water that might accumulate in the butt area, to drain out, without allowing more water in--that's a good thing. lol.
i think the design and pics included in the initial post are top-notch.