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Water in Cabin

Bit of history - my Sandpiper 565 was hit by a truck while it was sitting on the trailer in August 2012. Insurance claim to fix a crack at the bottom of the transom. Not major damage in my opinion.

- Boat was covered by a tarp and sat on the trailer outside last winter as usual.
This April I uncovered it. But have not had it in the water all Summer - still waiting to get the transom fixed... Its been somewhat abandoned until this past Sunday (4 months).

So... the drainage in the cockpit hose will get plugged with plant sediment... and the cockpit has a tendency to fill with rain water, if I don't clean it out. This happened over the summer. I live in Saskatchewan and we don't get a lot of rain.

When I went to get the boat on Sunday, I also had to bail out the compartment immediately in front of the transom (at the back of the cockpit) as it had filled with water. thought this was a bit strange.

When we hooked up the trailer to the boat and pulled it ahead with the truck I heard water sloshing. this was strange. After I pulled the boat into town, I opened up the compartments under the beds, and they were both completely filled with water. They are inside the cabin, but the floor of the cabin itself was dry... very strange.

Has anybody had this happen?

This has me more than a bit concerned.
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Most likely that aft compartment wasn't sealed to the underside of the deck and the water that filled that area overflowed to other parts of the boat. Not unusual, actually, that's the way the Titanic sank.. her 'watertight' bulkheads did not seal to the deck and they overflowed and filled one after the other like an ice cube tray...
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Re: Water in Cabin

After a wet bilge for years, I finally located a clam shell that was not sealed on the side of the cockpit. If we received a lot of rain the cockpit would not drain fast enough and the water would enter the bilge through the clam shell. Have not had a problem since I caulked the clam shell.
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