Join Date: Oct 2006
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I know someone that had this happen to them.
She had just had the dripless seal system replaced, but something (a bolt??) was not done correctly. She motored for over a day before the seal blew, offshore, at night. Floorboards awash. Once she identified where the water was coming from, she was able to stem the flow to a manageable rate. It was a long night, particularly since they didn't want to tow her through the inlet at night. She often sails single-handed, but was lucky to have crew this time.
Yes, the problem may be rare, but not rare enough.