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I recently purchased a 1993 Sabre 362 and on a recent blustery day found that when on starboard tack and heeling 25 +/- degrees, sea water backs up into the head sink and spills over onto the counter. Is this a design problem requiring closing the drain seacock every time we sail, or is there another fix?
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I too have a 362 and have the same problem. This is a very common design issue. It is caused by the sink through hole being too far outboard. We solve it by closing the valve and enjoying the sail.
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Or you might try an in-line non-return valve.
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I recently purchased a 1993 Sabre 362 and on a recent blustery day found that when on starboard tack and heeling 25 +/- degrees, sea water backs up into the head sink and spills over onto the counter. Is this a design problem requiring closing the drain seacock every time we sail, or is there another fix?
Get yourself a pliable stopper at the hardware store that fits the drain snugly. In most cases that will stop the problem.

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We've had similar issues with previous and our current boat... closing the through hull is simply part of the 'presail' checklist. In case the through-hull doesn't fully seal under pressure, HyLyte's stopper sounds like a good idea.

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