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Re: Boat leaks
Boats with keel stepped masts have water which comes into the boat via mast halyard exit holes.
First test the water to see if it's salt or fresh assuming you are in salt water.
If fresh and keel stepped... Mast is one culprit
If you have a pressurized water system.. note if the pump cycles on when the faucets are not opened up and water used. Cycling on indicates that there is a leak in the pressure water system... cracked hose, poorly clamped connection... broken seal in pump or breach in the water tank.
Check fresh water engine hoses
Check seals at ports and natches
If salt water it could be a fault in the raw water system of the engine.
Seal at deck fitting is another possibility
or a faulty seal at a thru hull or seacock
pay attention... someone's life depends on it