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  1. O'Day
    Hello all, first time poster. Hope I put this in the right thread. I have an O’Day 22 that has water under the cockpit and undr the cabin sole. I not sure which one is actually considered the bilge. I know there should be no leaks. We just acquired this boat and we are working on resealing all...
  2. Galley, Heads, Plumbing, Propane, Water etc
    Hi everyone! I've had my 1978 25 foot ODay for two years now. Ive been learning as I go! I've been noticing that the surface of my bilge is crumbling and cracking. I can't figure out what this material is. I also can't tell if this material or original or was added by the previous owner. I'm...
  3. Boat Review Forum
    Hi, I am new to the forum. We are looking at a Tanzer 26 that we like and it is very well maintained but I found some damp in the bilge. According to the seller, he bails about a couple of inches into a bucket every two months in the winter but a bit more in the summer, when it's sailing. I...
  4. Gear & Maintenance
    Hello, I am a new member and look forward to all the late night reading ill be doing here. I recently got a 1977 Catalina 27. The boat is in pretty good shape for the most part thanks to the PO and in a freshwater lake. I am slightly concerned about the condition of the bilge (cracking and rusty...
  5. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    I own a 26 Catalina Capri with a wing keel. She's in the water and winterized. Upon a recent visit to make sure it's doing ok in the winter, I noticed what appears to be a thickened dried molasses type residue near both keel bolt, I try to post a photo...anyways, although it's pretty likely I've...
  6. Beneteau
    Hi Folks, We love our new Oceanis 45 but we have a problems with repeated failures of the bilge pump check valve. Has anyone else had these issues? and if so, what solutions have people come up with? Replacing the valve hasn't worked as even the best check valve is problematic and several...
  7. Gear & Maintenance
    I have a 1970 Contest 30. It's been sitting on a trailer for a long time. Recently I noticed some cracks and discoloration on one side of the hull. I am trying to figure out if these are blisters, cracks, or what. The boat has an encapsulated ballast keel. There is a deep bilge about where the...
  8. Gear & Maintenance
    I have been away at college and while I was gone we had a lot of heavy rain. This resulted in the bilge on my 40' Morgan overflowing about an inch above the cabin floor level. I pumped most of the water out, but the problem is the bilge also had oily sludge in it that I was planning on cleaning...
  9. Endeavour
    It's apparent that the fuel tank in our 1982 E32 has a leak. Not going to entertain the how and why- other than it's old, has been on the hard the last couple of years- and at least one of those two years bilge water was left and froze solid. In any event- it's time to take action. I have read...
  10. Gear & Maintenance
    I have two bilge pumps in the center of my boat (from the original owner) controlled by two switches in my galley. One runs immediately when switched on. The other is a float-switch type that is meant to be left switched on. - Why not just install two pumps with a float switch? - Is there a...
  11. Gear & Maintenance
    Hi there, I'm a brand new member here, although I have been reading threads for quite some time, info here has proved invaluable...what a resource! My question for debate is as follows.. I am trying to design a bilge pump system for a 42' Zulu, rebuilt recently, that has 3 watertight bulkheads...
  12. Gear & Maintenance
    I have a light weight 1700 pound Santana 21' with an iron flip down keel. I've been doing some cleaning and fixing up but now I have this problem of trapped water. Normally there is a bilge where any water that gets in the boat will end up in the bilge and can be easily pumped out. Well this...
  13. Gear & Maintenance
    A young friend just bought a Ericson 29 with an encapsulated keel. A surveyor (post purchase!) noticed a crack in the glass on top of the keel, in the second (forward) access hatch. He had a theory that maybe some water got in and froze making the crack, but admitted he didn't have a clue. Don't...
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