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Old 13 August 2008, 07:24   #1
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redbay hull water

Has anyone got water in the hull? I have.

Any ideas as to problem/soloution?
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Old 13 August 2008, 07:46   #2
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Well, no, but I do seem to remember someone else on here having a problem of that sort.
You might give us the details, hull type, configuration, moored or trailered, cover/uncovered etc. Age might be a consideration.
Is the water lodged in the hull, or draining after use? How much water?
Let us know.....
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Moored. Covered insofar as the hood is concerned, but it can collect rainwater.

5 years old, Stormforce built up wrap around . I guess 2/3 pints
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If that's being collected over a period of days/weeks, then I'd guess that it is about normal. It might be worth checking the sealer around drain trunks if fitted and around deck fittings like hatches, tank access etc.

If you're going to be moored up all season, a small bilge pump would provide piece of mind
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Old 14 August 2008, 12:27   #5
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Yep
We have had this problem on a 2000 6.5 metre wraparound. We filled the boat up with water and blew compressed air through the drain plug to find the leak and got bubbles coming up through the elephant's trunk, where it runs through the transom.

We put a healthy dose of sikkaflex round the leak and are waiting to see if it has done the trick...hard to tell if it has as there is still a bit of water in the hull, although this may just be residual.

Blowing air probably a good starting point.

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.... and got bubbles coming up through the elephant's trunk, where it runs through the transom.....
....We put a healthy dose of sikkaflex round the leak and are waiting to see if it has done the trick...
So, does that mean the water has soaked into the transom and then travelled on into the hull void and it's now wet wood inside the transom fibreglass?
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We have had this problem on a 2000 6.5 metre wraparound. We filled the boat up with water and blew compressed air through the drain plug to find the leak and got bubbles coming up through the elephant's trunk, where it runs through the transom.

We put a healthy dose of sikkaflex round the leak and are waiting to see if it has done the trick...hard to tell if it has as there is still a bit of water in the hull, although this may just be residual.

Blowing air probably a good starting point.

Happy to help if i can
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Thanks for advice all.

Ally S I have sent a private message given we share a similar problem
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