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Old 05-14-2013
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Re: Help pinpointing a leak

Originally Posted by hillenme View Post
It's several inches, but that's in the deepest part of the sump. It has to rise almost 4 inches there before it's filling the next compartment aft. I'm going down today and try to get a better idea of the volume of water coming in. I'd guess a few cups...

I mentioned in a previous thread that after the bottom paint went on I noticed a very small weep on the keel. I didn't notice it until leaving the yard for the last time before my launch date. I emailed the yard and asked if someone might take a glance at it before launching the boat, but I never heard anything back and went to down the next weekend to find my boat in the water.
It could be a small weep at the keel joint coming up from through one of the bolt gaskets. If it is that slow I would throw a bilge pump with an auto switch and let it do it's job. Many stuffing boxes weep more than that and we live with it.

Just my opinion and you know what they say about opinions...
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