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Old 06-11-2003
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Where does bilge water come from?

Just figured out were my leaks were coming from. Last sailing season I was accumulating about 5 gallons of water in the bilge per week. This spring there was water in the bilge even though the boat (26 ft Westerly Centaur) was on the hard. No water stains or wetness anywhere to be found.
The tubbing running from the cockpit scuppers to the overboard thru-hulls were the culprit. They were 33 years old and cracked beyond belief, its a wonder the boat didn''t sink last year., and very inaccessable. Moved the seacocks back so that they are directly under the scuppers so now instead of 6 ft of cracked hose, I have about 2 inches of hose between the scupper and the seacock. No more leaks.
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