INTERIOR BAY CONTROLS AND INDICATORS (Contd)
Loosen bilge and drain plugs slowly to
allow residual pressure to escape.
DRAIN PLUG With the bay folded, a single drain plug is removed from
each of the four pontons to drain water. The drain ports are located at both
ends on the bottom and can be accessed with the bay either loaded on the
transporter or off-loaded onto timbers. Each plug is threaded, is removed with
a 19-mm wrench (refer to Item 5, WP 0070 00) by turning counterclockwise,
and is retained by a small cable to prevent loss.
BILGE PLUGS With the bay unfolded, a single bilge plug is removed from
each of the four pontons whereby water is to be pumped out using the
portable bilge pump (refer to WP 0053 00). The bilge ports are located at both
ends of the roadway on the top of each ponton, and can only be accessed with
the bay unfolded. Each bilge plug is threaded, is removed with the slotted end
of a T-wrench (refer to Item 2, WP 0070 00) by turning counterclockwise, and
is retained by a small cable to prevent loss.