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Re: Mystery water in bilge in CAL-29

Your engine raw water system may have a non return valve vented loop type thing, Vetus make some and they are great however they require peorodic cleaning or they start to ooze water out the drain pipe into the engine bay.

One way to check that, and freshwater cooling system is to put empty plastic bottles under any drain pipes under or around the engine.

Tasting the water will not get you anywhere unless theres a LOT of water. A couple of gallons of fresh water sloshing around the bilge for aweekend will taste like salt, or worse.

Dont go ripping out deck fittings etc until you have done the normal stuff of lose hose clamps, vented loops, etc.


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