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post #10 of Old 04-18-2013
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Re: Tartan 3500 Anchor Locker Leak

We have tartan 3500, hull no. 105 built in2000.
We have one locker drain. Port side, covered by chrome clamshell, clamshell is approx 6" above water line, but is submerged when on starboard tack and when motoring.
Drain hole from locker is about 1" above floor of locker. I can see daylight coming into port side of locker from drain hole. Would estimate drain is 1/2 " ID.
Fresh water fill line (white hose) comes from deck fill port, Hose comes into anchor locker and descends 2 feet, goes thru bulkhead and enters v berth water tank. 1/2 " vent hose is open to bottom of locker, runs up to top of locker, turns 180 degrees And runs parallel to white fill hose, penetrates bulkhead and attaches to v berth water tank adjacent to fresh water inlet fitting.
I have wash down pump on back side of locker bulkhead. Wash down line penetrates locker bulkhead about 12" from bottom of locker and then ascends to the spray hose and nozzle. Wash down penetration of bulkhead is failing. If that is the case, seawater is coming in thru locker drain and then leaking thru wash down penetration and flowing into bottom of hull in v berth.
All ideas appreciated
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