Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 14-08-2018, 11:17   #1
Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 42
Undiscovered fresh water leak 440

Hi all,

I have two freshwater storage tanks in forward locker holding about 170 gallons. Recently, the tanks are empty 2 days after filling full. I am sure they are filled as they overflow after about 40 minutes of filling from shore.

There is no evidence of water or wetness under or around the floor of the tanks, nor are there any signs of leaks in the supply lines that are visible in the floor of this locker where there is also a distribution manifold.

I have been under the boat bridge hull and see no evidence of a leak. Neither hull bilge shows any evidence of a leak and the bilge pumps run no more than usual based on air condition condensate accumulation. The boat sits level and at the same depth line in the water.

I have had this problem for 3 weeks now and have filled the tanks multiple times, so I know the boat itself isn't holding this water.

Anyone with prior experience with this problem?

If not, anyone have any constructive suggestions?

Best Regards

xhog
xhogpilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-08-2018, 11:28   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Kansas
Boat: FP Salina 48, Hobie 33
Posts: 392
Re: Undiscovered fresh water leak 440

I don't know the L440 like the back of my hand, but I've chartered them in the past about a half dozen times.

Knowing how the boat is configured, I would be looking at the fittings under the sinks in the heads. If you have your shower sumps on an auto switch, the sinks could be leaking water into the sumps, and being pumped overboard. If you're on the stbd side and the shower sump pump runs for a few seconds on the port side you might not hear it.

The next step would be to shut off your fresh water pump for a day and see if it's losing water with the pump off.

Good luck.
Tornadosailing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2018, 02:38   #3
rom
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2016
Boat: Lagoon 440
Posts: 629
Re: Undiscovered fresh water leak 440

Does the water pressure pump starts from time to time even when not using water ?


If not, then the leak is somewhere between the tanks and the pessure pump and should be easy to locate.
rom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
water

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
440: Lagoon 440 Low Fresh Water Pressure TxTrench Lagoon Catamarans 6 05-06-2017 21:03
Water Leak - Fresh Water System jzender42480 Powered Boats 2 19-05-2016 23:16
Water Leak - Fresh Water System jzender42480 Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 21 18-05-2016 06:33
Find and repair leak in fresh water tank jenifox Construction, Maintenance & Refit 2 03-02-2008 14:58
Fresh water tank leak lannen Construction, Maintenance & Refit 4 09-10-2003 17:55



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:14.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.