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Re: Help pinpointing a leak

Originally Posted by jimgo View Post
I agree, get the bilge pump set up; that's job #1. I'd also start a separate thread about tightening the keel bolts. Who knows when they were last tightened, and that may help slow/stop the leak.
Can this be done in the water? I don't see why it couldn't, but I've never seen it done.

I may have given a bad explanation of the debris - i'm not pulling it out of the bilge, it's coming out of that void in the stringer - if I stick my finger down far enough in the limber hole i can feel the same squishy core material.

I also hope I'm over reacting as well... I just keep thinking I have thousands of dollars try to find it's way to the bottom of Lake Michigan. 3 gallons a day seems like a TON of water to me. I am really hoping I am missing something - I'll go back down tonight. Unfortunately, the only time I've been able to spend on it is an hour or two after work the last few days. The yard tells me if I have it hauled they couldn't even look at it until after Memorial Day.
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