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post #21 of Old 03-30-2010
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Here are a few novel ways I've managed to get water into our boat:

1. Overfill the freshwater tank. Most of the the overflow goes overboard, but a loose fitting let some into the bilge.

2. Shower drain / gray water loose fitting let water into the bilge when it the gray water tank filled up.

3. Bad window caulk -- rainwater ran down into the bilge from a salon window.

4. A small crack in the cockpit let rainwater into the engine room / bilge.

5. A hose with a spiral wire reinforcement had the spiral wire rust and leak water occasionally at the hose clamp.

Give me a few months and I'll likely discover some more.

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