Originally Posted by imeldagarland
Hi, we have a Nicholson 33 (1976) only taken her out on river twice to test her. Second time weather
rough. Noticed after berthing that about 4 inches of water was in engine
compartment. All seacocks had been cleaned and greased by us recently. Any idea where this water could have come from? Much obliged.
check your stern gland on the prop shaft,and the stuffing box on the rudder
might also be leaking impellor lipseal,or exhaust
could also be water that was unseen before trapped and migrated to rhe bilge
after rocking and rolling.
have you tasted it,if it is fresh water may be from a tank or rainwater(i assume you sail in salt