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Old 26 February 2006, 16:40   #1
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Water in the hull!!!

Got a bit of a problem. Have had the boat on a marina for a week, used it last monday and went out again today in it. When we'd finished put it on the trailer and strapped it all down and then took the bung out for the hull expecting a dribble. But oh no, there was a heavy stream of water coming out for at least 8 minutes, thats more than the fuel tank. Had the same problem before but thought we'd solved it. Tasted the water and its fresh, came to the conclusion its rain water coming in through the deck fittings. The boat is less than 6 months old, wouldn't ever expect that much for any boat unless it was sinking. Anyone had any similar problems.

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Old 26 February 2006, 18:02   #2
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if the boat is on the trailer at the moment wht dont you put a spray hose connector over it for a couple of hours to replicate rainfall and see what happens. Was the water absolutely fresh or brackish?
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Old 26 February 2006, 18:09   #3
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Looks like you have a flooding hull model!


if its under warranty i would get it back to them with a bit of a rocket. not good
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Got a bit of a problem. Have had the boat on a marina for a week, used it last monday and went out again today in it. When we'd finished put it on the trailer and strapped it all down and then took the bung out for the hull expecting a dribble. But oh no, there was a heavy stream of water coming out for at least 8 minutes, thats more than the fuel tank. Had the same problem before but thought we'd solved it. Tasted the water and its fresh, came to the conclusion its rain water coming in through the deck fittings. The boat is less than 6 months old, wouldn't ever expect that much for any boat unless it was sinking. Anyone had any similar problems.

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Old 27 February 2006, 03:08   #4
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Thats standard for avon adventures, do your cables go through the deck?

The best thing to do is fit a whale pump on the transom with pipe going through the deck, so you can pump it out.

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Old 27 February 2006, 03:58   #5
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I thought going for underdeck trunking would be a good idea to keep the water off the deck but if it means having to pump water out the hull its not really worth.

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