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With the available information and not knowing what kind of boat you have, the following comments may or may not be of value. Most likely, it's rain water, but here are a couple of additional thoughts. In a previous boat, a Venture 24 with swing keel, we had a leak at the pivot pin for the swing keel and had to reseal that area. On our Catalina 22, we had a leak where the tube for the keel cable joined the hull on the outside. Dealer fixed it by resealing this area by applying 5200 sealant. Also, check any other thruhulls or hose clamps that you have that may be below the water line. Make sure that overboard drains are clear and not backing up (as in water in cockpit or anchor locker). If this happens and the drain to hull connection is not sealed well, the water could come in the drain connection or overflow into some area, such as a low opening companion way or hatch, where water doesn't normally enter. Hatches that are not sealed well might be another source, but getting 2' of water in boat seems a bit much for this source.
Last edited by NCC320; 08-02-2009 at 10:17 AM.