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Old 05-06-2006
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Leaking Aft Coach Roof Lights

We have an IP 380 hull #60. During heavy rains water begins to drip from the forward ceiling light in the aft state room. We have checked everything that we can think of including rebedding the fuel and waste deck fittings. When removing the light fixture we find a solid amount of what appears to be 5200. Either IP puts it there during construction or the previous owners were attemptng to fix the problem. Can anyone recommend a solution?
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Ralph
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St. Maarten
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Interior liner ??

(0) I assume an interior liner.
(1) Think like a drop of water. It is very possible that the actual leak can be a long way away. If necessary as a last resort, drill very very small holes in the interior liner where water could be puddling in the hidden space above on the way to your 'trouble spot", in order to determine the drops path.

NEVER try to seal leaks on the inside/bottom. All you do is cause the water to back up/puddle and evenually leak elsewhere and meanwhile the moisture causes corrosian and decay.
ALWAYS seal leaks on the outside where the drop enters the hull/deck.

NO job is too hard for the person that does not have to do it!
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Ralph:
I had a leak in the aft cabin but not in the overhead light. It was one of the stantions.
Suggest you go up on the IP Home port or on the sailnet Island Packet discussion list and post the question to other 380 owners.
Mike IP350 #131
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