The past winter in the Southern Maryland
area had some very cold nights, and I thought with several oil
filled radiator heaters and Pink water
in the tanks
I would be OK. The boat was berthed in a slip that had fairly good shelter from the wind
, but still discovered pink water
in the starboard bilge
. Apparently had not put enough of the stuff in the tank. I thought I had pretty much drained the water system but may not have emptied the port side tank as much as I thought. I thought I had discovered the leak when I checked the transom shower head
and found that the plastic had a split in it and it was dripping pink anti-freeze. Changed that out and did not notice any additional water in the bilge
... initially. I topped off the water tanks
and turned on the pump.
More fresh water in the starboard bilge. I have checked all fittings under the sink and around the water heater. Hopefully not many of the Mahe group out there have had this issue, but any suggestions on where to check first will be greatly appreciated.
A side note, I recently noticed that my bilge pumps were not wired for constant power, allowing full atomatic use (like the ones in the engine
compartments - they have a 3-position breaker on the panel). I had them rewired to allow me to turn them on as needed.