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Funny story...yesterday sailing with my wife. It was blowing 16 gusting to 24. We had a single reef in the main and flying the working jib. Most of the time we were heeled at 15-20 degrees. During gusts we would heel to 25-30 degrees. After about an hour she asked me "where is that water coming from"? I'm thinking...uh oh. I look down and there is probably 4 or 5 gallons sloshing in the boat. I have no through-hulls other than the cockpit drains. I told her to go look and see if she can tell where it's coming from. She quickly told me "it's pouring out of a black hose". I had my answer. The water was coming from the fresh water tank, through the hose that used to connect to a sink faucet I removed. I thought the tank was empty so I didn't worry about totally removing the hose and plugging or removing the tank. When we were heeled on a starboard tack more than 20 degrees, it was enough for the water in the tank to dump through the hose. Now I have a new project!
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Funny story...yesterday sailing with my wife. It was blowing 16 gusting to 24. We had a single reef in the main and flying the working jib. Most of the time we were heeled at 15-20 degrees. During gusts we would heel to 25-30 degrees. After about an hour she asked me "where is that water coming from"? I'm thinking...uh oh. I look down and there is probably 4 or 5 gallons sloshing in the boat. I have no through-hulls other than the cockpit drains. I told her to go look and see if she can tell where it's coming from. She quickly told me "it's pouring out of a black hose". I had my answer. The water was coming from the fresh water tank, through the hose that used to connect to a sink faucet I removed. I thought the tank was empty so I didn't worry about totally removing the hose and plugging or removing the tank. When we were heeled on a starboard tack more than 20 degrees, it was enough for the water in the tank to dump through the hose. Now I have a new project!
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