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Old 02 June 2015, 19:55   #1
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Last couple times I've taken my boat out I've been noticing water puddling in the back of the boat. I've checked the drain plug and looked for any leaks but I can't find any! Any advice? It's not enough water to sink me but it's annoying!! Please help! Also the drain plug is one of those rubber ones.
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Last couple times I've taken my boat out I've been noticing water puddling in the back of the boat. I've checked the drain plug and looked for any leaks but I can't find any! Any advice? It's not enough water to sink me but it's annoying!! Please help! Also the drain plug is one of those rubber ones.
if the drain plug is of the rubber mushroom type change out for new ones they might have gone out of shape or damaged letting water back in they are not expensive.
if not that try putting water in the boat on the trailer to see if you have a leak
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How much is actually getting in and into what type of boat? Could it be spray or splash?

Does it come in when stationary or on the move? If stationary then it's likely to be the drain plug and as Jeff says - change it for a new one.

If on the move more likely to be splash I suspect and the plug not letting it out.....
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It's a 11ft west marine sib. The water usually gets worse when I engines on!
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And it's a good amount of water more than a splash could do
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And the drain plug is just one of those rubber caps on a string
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Take the boat out of the water and put it on some chairs on some light colored concrete (it's easier to see drips on light colored concrete). Let it dry.

Once it is dry, fill it up like a bathtub and see where the water leaks or drips out at.
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Another way is turn the boat upside down on a sunny day slide under & see if theres any holes in the floor .

Filling the boat up with water isn't always 100% , sometimes if its a hole in the floor thats got a flap on it rather than a proper hole the weight of water pressure in the boat will close the flap like a one way valve & you might not always see it ?
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