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Water under cabin sole

I have a 1979 Morgan 41 OI. There always seem to be water under the cabin sole. I don't see a way to drain this to the main bilge under the motor. Any suggestions will help.
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Re: Water under cabin sole

Is it ..fore or aft? Is the boat sitting on it's lines? Could you add some weight or shift weight to help it move toward the bilge?
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Re: Water under cabin sole

Thanks for the reply. There dosen't seem to be a scupper or opening to the bilge under the motor. When sailing, a weeping of old water appears on the forward engine room bulkhead just in front of the engine. Any ideas?
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Re: Water under cabin sole

Sounds like it could be the water from the drip around the propeller shaft? Unless there's a leak from somewhere else. You could simply drill a small weep hole in that bulkhead IF it would then allow the water to drain to the bilge? Is it possilble that there is already one there and it is simply clogged?

If you drill a hole you might want to consider doing a bit larger hole, filling with it epoxy and then driling a smaller hole in the epoxy. This would keep the wood member from soaking up water through the cut edge, or fitting some kind of stainless sleeve that gets expoxied in ? Just a few rambling thoughts.
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