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Old 29-04-2016, 17:02   #1
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CS 27 taking in water overflowing bilge during winter

My CS 27 (1776) vintage takes on water to overflow the bilge over winter storage months.
I thought it was because it wasn't tarped well, but wouldn't that make the cabin ceiling wet, and soak the upholstery in the cabin? Both were dry.
There was water in all of the lockers beneath the bunks.
All of the teak surfaces were mildewed as a result.
Got it cleaned up nicely. That was 2014/2015

Much to my horror the same thing happened again this winter, but this time there were beads of moisture on the cabin ceiling.Upholstery was dry.

I am asking if anyone knows where this water is coming from, and how to stop it. [More]
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Re: CS 27 taking in water overflowing bilge during winter

Assuming you have no obviously open to the weather areas allowing entry, deck leaks are the likely culprit. The worst bit is they can travel far from the original entry point E.g. By finding paths within the deck coring or between the hull and liner. Best way to stop it is to rebed all deck fittings.

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Re: CS 27 taking in water overflowing bilge during winter

Down the bolts in the toerail perhaps. That's where mine weeps in, not all bolts, about 1/3 of them. Butyl tape time... . Ceiling is likely warm days cool nights condensation.
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