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Re: Water in the Bilge
This is not hard to figure out... there are only a few categories of causes of the water:
Leaks: seals on hatches, ports, deck hardware, stuffing box,
fresh water system leaks... cracks in hose, loose clamps, cracks in tanks
seacocks and thru hulls - faulty not sealed well an d hoses connected to them
Toilet.. seals and gasket faults
keel stepped masts - always allow water in even when the partners are well sealed
Engine hoses or cooling system leaks
I'd bet its from rainwater getting in via the mast if the boats been on the hard.
Shiva is deck stepped and her bilges bone dry except for a bit under the PSS shaft seal. Has there been water in her bilges? yes from various items at various times from above.... except the mast.
Last edited by SanderO; 08-13-2017 at 07:48 AM.