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Re: Help pinpointing a leak

Check the stuffing box on your rudder shaft and the exhaust hose loop from the engine. To determine whether there is a leak in the exhaust line, add some food coloring to your raw water intake strainer. Further, a boat without an automatic bilge pump is a sinking in the making.

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