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Old 08-10-2016, 05:09   #1
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Seawater/salt in engine rooms

Hi all,
just became new owner of a Helia 44, currently in Mediterranean on the Spanish coast. Spending time knowing the boat and learning from reading what you guys already experienced
Introduction will probably come later on, just have a question if anyone did change out the gaskets on the doors to the engine compartments?
Have salt residues in both compartments, does not seem to close properly. Have hull #105 and still under warranty.

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Frank
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Old 08-10-2016, 05:30   #2
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Re: Seawater/salt in engine rooms

2 thinks may be causing the water intrusion.

The stair LED light may not be sealed properly allowing salt water to leak in.

Climb in the engine room and shut the door. Look for any light coming through the hatch gasket. Add more gasket if needed.

Hint: Spray all unpainted engine parts and mounts with WD40. Your engine will look new forever.

Should never have any water ever coming into any bilg on the Helia 44. It's a dry boat when all is well.
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Re: Seawater/salt in engine rooms

Thanks, will do a visual from inside when back on board in 2 weeks.
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