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Yeah, that is probably one of the next steps I need to try. I'm pretty sure a lot of water is coming from this hatch though. The water that puddles in the back is kind of a brownish "tea" color. I figure the soggy wood is causing that - and I have found some soggy wood now@

Originally Posted by mgiguere
After 20 years of trying to locate and eliminate leaks, we put a blower on top of the forward hatch and pressurized the boat...plugged up the major exhaust points like dorades, etc. Then from the outside, with a mop, we put soapy water all around the deck. The leaks were obvious...mostly in the cap rail which we grouted out an re-bed. But we also found leaks in the windows, etc. This is by far the best way to find leaks and not that hard to do.


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