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Hi there..

I have a 1985 Laguna 30 (like a Catalina) and it seems that my water line is getting higher as when it sits in the water, the water covers above the bottom paint (mainly in the bow and stern).

- I don''t think it''s weight as there isn''t much we keep in the boat
- Also, when looking at it in dry dock, it seems that it curves

I have had this boat for 5 years. What do you think is the problem. I have had some leaks in the forward part of the keel (repaired)...do I have moisture retaining?

Thanks to hear from anyone with a suggestion.

Thom Gault-
Chicago
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Thom,
From a non-expert''s point of view, if the bottom has developed blisters within your five years of ownership, it is possible that water intrusion within the laminate layers could add excessive weight. This, of course, would result in a higher waterline.

Otherwise, with only the bow & stern dropping and a noticible increase in hull curvature, some deformation may be occurring. If you suspect this may be the case, a marine surveyor or naval architect may provide more insight.

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Are you in a marina or anchored near a stream or river? I have noticed that after heavy rainstorms the fresh water coming down tends to lower salinity of the seawater for a while, and my boat will sit slightly lower in the water.
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