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post #12 of Old 05-14-2013
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Re: Help pinpointing a leak

While any amount is troubling, if you're getting a few cups in a day, then that's at least manageable. Assuming for the moment that this is something coming from the lake, and not from above the waterline (or from a leaking fresh water tank), then a solar panel and pump might buy you quite a bit of time. The leak should be addressed ASAP, but the panel and pump should be able to take care of that much water. Even if the battery runs dry and it rains in your area for 3 or 4 days in a row (thus not effectively producing enough current to charge the battery or run the pump) you'd still "only" have enough water to fill more of the bilge. Again, it really should be addressed ASAP, but at least the pump would buy you time.

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