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07-20-2013 04:57 PM
Weg3
Re: Leaks when it rains.

This isn't a timely post, but I hope it's helpful: I've had an '87 Newport 28 for about 15 years and have had to have the chain plates rebedded a number of times, so plan on doing that fairly regularly. I held off rebedding my starboard side and was forced to replace the interior where the plate was fastened! Not inexpensive, so a word to the wise. My port lights leak, too, and I need to have them rebedded or replaced. Zincs I replace annually.
10-15-2012 09:14 PM
GaryHLucas
Re: Leaks when it rains.

I happened to catch part of the TV show How It's Made ? the other day. They were showing a company that builds RV trailers. One of the last steps in the build process was where they brought this blower inside the trailer, and connected the intake to the roof vent. Then they went outside and played a stream of water over all the joints, windows and roof penetrations looking for leaks. So clearly this method can work well. I'll bet some of the boat builders do it too.

Gary H. Lucas
09-29-2012 11:31 PM
skygazer
Re: Leaks when it rains.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tempest View Post
...Another place to look for leaks are the cabin top handrails if you have them. After alot of searching on my boat, they proved to be a source of several leaks, and they will travel between the deck and the liner until they appear somewhere in the cabin.
Me too, I had a bad leak at the top of a portlight, except it actually came from the cabin top handrail and ran down above the liner till it hit the portlight, then ran inside the cabin.

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Originally Posted by MysticGringo View Post
Brilliant idea... just don't ever, ever, ever use red! Red chalk stains! It's banned from my jobs except for rough framing.
Red chalk doesn't so much stain, it's actually is and is supposed to be permanent red ink. Very useful where it will be covered but you want the line to stand up to traffic, rain etc. For instance, laying out roofing.
09-29-2012 07:52 AM
MysticGringo
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Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
A useful tool when searching for leaks is the blue chalk dust you can get an most Lowe's or Home Depots - it's used to refill chalk lines.

Squirt some on the surface of 'whatever' - the leak's will create a track that is easy to follow to the source. A simple vacuum and wet cloth can clean it up.
Brilliant idea... just don't ever, ever, ever use red! Red chalk stains! It's banned from my jobs except for rough framing.
09-28-2012 09:00 PM
chucklesR
Re: Leaks when it rains.

A useful tool when searching for leaks is the blue chalk dust you can get an most Lowe's or Home Depots - it's used to refill chalk lines.

Squirt some on the surface of 'whatever' - the leak's will create a track that is easy to follow to the source. A simple vacuum and wet cloth can clean it up.
09-28-2012 08:22 PM
Tempest
Re: Leaks when it rains.

Glad you found the leak! I was thinking it might be a chainplate when you said it was running down the bulkhead. I would suggest that you sound out that bulkhead and see if you've got any rot. If the previous owner didn't bother to replace zincs in 9 years, it's likely that this leak has been going on for the same period of time, enough to weaken the bulkhead.

You could also take an awl or an ice pick and see if there's any soft wood around where the chainplate attaches.

Another place to look for leaks are the cabin top handrails if you have them. After alot of searching on my boat, they proved to be a source of several leaks, and they will travel between the deck and the liner until they appear somewhere in the cabin.
09-28-2012 07:39 PM
LoonEnuf
Re: Leaks when it rains.

Thank you all for your replys and suggestions. I have stopped the leak I thought might be at the mast. It was port side chain plate. Needed recaulking. A very knowlegable sailor moored a couple boats from me saw me working on it. I actually paid him a very reasonable fee to help out. He further showed me how to stop porthole leaks. I feel really good about this boat. I am planning on pulling her out of the water, replacing the shaft zinc, cleaning the hull. Inspect for blisters. I found a receipt in the paperwork. Looks like 2003 was her last out haul and zinc replacement. Yikes!! Any input here will be appreciated. Should I be prepared to paint hull?
09-11-2012 03:28 PM
emoney
Re: Leaks when it rains.

My Newport 27 had a few leaks of her own. Best to re-bed the chainplates and pull the ports and do the same. I guess we all get a little "leaky" when we get old. Nothing a little time and effort won't cure, however.
09-11-2012 03:25 PM
LoonEnuf
Re: Leaks when it rains.

Thank you for your post. My suspicion is as you described.
09-11-2012 01:19 PM
Gene T
Re: Leaks when it rains.

You probably have a leak under the mast step. The mast step just sits on the deck and there is a hole through the deck for the wires. Water on the deck runs under the mast step and through the hole. From there it can go anywhere. On my boat it ran down the wires and showed up in the nav station / quarter berth area.

Fixing port light leaks is another issue.

Gene
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