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Old 08 June 2024, 09:19   #1
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Locate a leak - Advise request

Hi My 6.1 mtr redbay has a slight leak some where the sump is full and some every day even when no rain - I would greatly appreciate if any advise on how best to locate the source of this water coming in ?
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Old 08 June 2024, 20:01   #2
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Could be absolutely anywhere. Id trailer the boat then fill it up with a hosepipe and look for where water is coming out. It will at least provide a start point
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Old 09 June 2024, 23:27   #3
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Thank you Neil - I appreciate your suggestion and will try that - Rgds Alan
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I agree with Neil, but I would probably start in the water and dry the bilge with a towel, and watch carefully. It is possible the drain plug area is leaking and it might require the added pressure of sitting in the water to leak. Plus it would be nice to know if it is say a tube connection whether it was port or starboard so you know what direction to tilt the trailer.

Very common for the drain plug bung to leak due to transom degradation/rot. Which of course just makes the leak bigger over time.

How much water enters in a set period of time? Like 5 minutes? 1 hour? 12 hours? 24 hours?
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