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post #18 of Old 10-28-2013
MarkSF
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Re: Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat

Drain plugs love to leak. Try some Vasoline around the plug next time. If it is the type with a proper O ring, what state is it in?

Next time, determine whether the water is salt or fresh. It could easily be some rainwater that collected somewhere, and moved while under sail.

Another trick you can try to find a leak is : fill the boat with water when it's on the trailer. Not too much though, it is heavy stuff and you don't want to cause structural damage to the boat or trailer by adding a ton of water.

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