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Old 05-15-2013
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Re: Help pinpointing a leak

Your leak is of great interest to me - I have something very similar going on. Just last weekend, I pinpointed a leak coming from inside a limber hole through a floor in much the same place as your leak. I used a snake camera to look in there and found a portion of uncovered glass mat where water is weeping through. Not much water - about 2 gallons accumulate in five days, but it is still disconcerting. I'm guessing at this point that either 1) my hull-keel joint needs rebedding or keel bolts need tightening; or 2) there is hole/crack in the gelcoat below the water line somewhere and this is where the water is migrating to, or 3) there is a leak above the waterline somewhere and this where the water is migrating to.

I do not want to seal over the exposed fiberglass I found in the limber hole for fear that the water will just migrate further along.

Anyway - appreciating this discussion so far.
[/B]S/V Wind Orchid
Catalina 350 (hull# 273)
Annapolis, MD

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