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  1. Gear & Maintenance
    New owner of a Hunter 23. The boat has been in mast-up dry storage for two months, and gets sailed weekly for 2-3 hours at a time. It isn't yet rain tight, but even after a thorough pre-sail bailing we're finding water in the bilge(s) after we pull the boat out. On a longer sail we will have...
  2. Diesel
    My boat has a Yanmar 8HP 1GM10, pretty great condition and up until now i would swear this engine is bulletproof. Recently i noticed that after starting, the engine spit out a black discharge from the exhaust for about the first 5 - 10 seconds of running. After that, it goes away and doesn't...
  3. Gear & Maintenance
    Hi, I am a bit stumped after trying everything I know and want to know if someone has experienced something similar. I have one leaky porthole that drips water from the inside extreme lower right corner at the frame's base into the boat. It's not from the gasket area, I've tripled checked that...
  4. Gear & Maintenance
    I've hauled out and stumped by water that appears directly under the engine bilge. I thought water pump but the face plate is showing no corrosion. I have a PSS dripless shaft seal and know my cutlass is bad. So, I am wondering, does a bad cutlass cause a PSS to drip. Could it still be the...
  5. Gear & Maintenance
    Hi there! I'm the proud owner of a 1971 Coronado 23. It's in good overall shape, but there are a couple "big" projects I want to complete before the busy summer sailing excitement. The main one is a leak. Basically anytime it rains there is a decent size puddle of water directly under the...
  6. Gear & Maintenance
    Hello, I recently got curious and dug a little trench on the inside tabbing of my hull-deck joint. I found that there is a cavity about 1/4in between the inner flange and the deck behind the tabbing. I also found out that water came gushing through inside as soon as I started crashing through...
  7. Gear & Maintenance
    Hi All, After 15 years or so of shopping, I finally purchased a boat last month. I had use of it for about 1 week prior to hauling and covering for the winter. I have a long list of repairs to take care of. The one I'm currently most concerned is the leak in the sea hood. I'm not certain...
  8. Gear & Maintenance
    Fall is now here for real as the first drops fall over Oakland. With it came the annoying angst about leaks. I'm looking at my companionway hatch and I wonder... I don't know when the frame was last re-bedded. I have not seen any water come out of it yet but I can't stop wondering. My forward...
  9. Gear & Maintenance
    Hello, The forward hatch on my Columbia 29 is leaking slightly from the box. The box is wooden and is somehow encased in the deck with caulking all around it (see attached pictures). Apart from the leaks it feels fine and solidly attached. I don't know how to un-mount it and I'm not sure I...
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