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Re: Chasing down a persistent Porthole Leak
My port leaked right over the chart table. Drove me nuts! It ended up being the handrails. Yes, the water travels. Work from high to low when looking for leaks. If it turns out being the handrail, or the hatch. I would dig out any wet core and pot the holes with epoxy and re-drill. I haven't had a leak since doing that. Knock on fiberglass..
If the water is escaping through the port, that would also mean that you will likely have wet core along the path of travel. I ended up re-bedding my port as well. When they cut the opening for my port there were spots of raw core ends I dug out the wet core around the port and epoxied the edge. So that there was no raw core exposed. I picked a week of good weather and let everything dry out as much as possible before re-bedding everything.
Last edited by tempest; 08-25-2015 at 12:42 AM.