I have a 30" Siedlemann sailboat, that I had problems with leak since I bought it 4 years ago. The marina did many repairs
, but I believe they didn't find the source of the leak.
One say they told me me that it was the prop shaft, and changed it with the housing at a cost of $3000+.
Last year I was sleeping on the bought in the marina, and at night I turned on the water
pulp to empty any water
in the bottom of the boat, I let it run for 2-3 minutes, and then turned of and went to sleep.
Ten minutes later the boat was taking water at a scary rate, which I believe that within 5 minutes or so, the boat took over 100 gallons or more.
I frantically let the bilge pump
run for over ten minutes before it controlled and stopped the water that was coming in.
I am so frustrated from expensive repairs
that didn't do anything to the leak, also I don't want to sell the boat to anyone knowing that it still has this problem.
I have two questions for you the experts out there:
1- It is possible that the water is coming through the hose of the bilge pump
, which means a reverse flow of the water ( by the way, the hose of the bilge
pump opens 2-3 inches below the water level). And also the boat doesn't have any hull
cracks at all.
2- If there is a chance that the water flow is happening in the siphoning system ( I am not sure if this is the name for the bilge
pump hose system) and I want to correct it, do I need to do it when the boat is on land or in the water.?
Thanks a lot,