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Old 09 July 2008, 07:57   #11
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Is the water in the hull coming in from below or above?

ie seawater getting in as you use it, rain water filling it from above, or even seawater coming in over the top from the odd stuff through a wave etc.

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Old 09 July 2008, 12:46   #12
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water in hull...

...from above i guess as she's stored outside partially covered....i can only assume it's getting in through consol/pod deck screws etc as there's no evidence of any cracks etc.....the fuel tanks's in the consol so no worries there - i hope....anyway, bought a plug this avo so will fit at the bottom of the V in transom i guess... just a little concerned about exposing any wood in the transom (without being able to apply any sealant on the inside)


cheers for the safety post nikster - note made for future ref!....the boat (a Lencraft 6.3) was 18 months old when i traded in my old rib in january....just surprised that a manufacturer would produce an otherwise excellent hull without any form of drainage?!
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Old 09 July 2008, 17:19   #13
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OK .. its a bitch to find out where the water gets in... the last three RIBS I've had all suffered from it

So you know its fresh water by tasting it ? then its some surface mounted article like a console or a deck hole where some cabling goes through the deck.. not only that .. it could be some console component that you leave uncovered.. though you said the boat is partially covered,..... whats left exposed ?

Its a process of elimination.. can you see into your underdeck? what area gets wet first? Can you silcone off any of your deck structure ? additinally to what you can see

The most DIFFICULT one I've ever had was the U bolt in the bow... whilst at anchor the boat filled with sea water very slowly, .. before I discovered the damn bolt was leaking water into the boat as the supplier had not fitted it right

just work your way through the options
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Old 09 July 2008, 23:52   #14
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