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post #17 of Old 08-25-2009 Thread Starter
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Roger that.

Took a sail this evening. Still normal level of water in the bilge. Took a closer look at the keel bolts and seem ok, but now Im slightly freaked out about that having a late 80's vintage 31' Oday and the keels apparently ripping out, so I guess Ill put a torque wrench on the ones I can get to when it gets hauled this fall and see whats up.

I also tasted the bilge water as suggested (really??!!) and it was definately seawater. Still thinking it came through the bilge discharge line perhaps. I did notice that while under sail this evening (10 knot wind, head sail only, close hauled) the bilge discharge thru hull is below the water line. Just barely. Usually sits 6-8" above the water line at the dock.

Still wondering what the heck happend...

In the Springs
Gardiners Bay, NY
1986 O'Day 31
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