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Old 02-27-2013
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Re: Water damage to cabin sole

So if you are correct that the water entered thru the hatches over the forward berth and the salon I would tend to believe that water settled out on the sole and then worked its way into the bilges and was pumped out if the bilge pump(s) were active.

I have recently sprayed a lot of water into the boat while cleaning areas of teak prior to its first coat of varnish. It collects on the sole but ultimately finds its way into the bilge. So its quite possible that the only damage is what you have seen.

The interior of the Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37s are built on an internal liner, the settees and cabinets are all fiberglass so a sole replacement is actually quite straightforward when compared to many boats.

Marc Hall
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Re: Water damage to cabin sole

The water damage that you write about could also be the result of a leaking lid on the front water tank.The factory lid was plywood with a gelcoat surface on the the tank inside.Those tank lids rot and leak causing water to leak under the vee berth cushion and then to run down onto the sole in front of the head door.In my experience water running down the wire chase from the mast does not appear on the sole but rather runs down the compression post and rots the comp.post in the bilge.That is one of the things you or your surveyor should be looking for.
As the owner of an older C37 I'm intimately acquainted with both problems.

Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V NiftyNickers C37 #139
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