Something I wanted to share.
Bought my Benny 281 last July. Shortly after the purchase
I found it was slowly taking on water
. After the fall haulout it seemed obvious that one of the through hulls was not sealed and seated correctly. I proceeded to re-install it, as well as the one right beside it, because it too did not look great. Shortly after this springs launch I was saddened to see it was still taking on water
. After sitting on the dock
staring for hours, it dawned on me to look at the stern drain hole (a small hole drilled through the sill on the scoop transom to prevent water from pooling) After close examination from my Zodiac
, it appeared that there may be a small crack inside that hole. This was above the waterline at the dock
, but below with people in the cockpit
Hanging upside down with a heat gun in my hand, I dried the hole, taped the bottom, and pushed in some Sikaflex.
The leak stopped!
Next haulout I will have to fill with epoxy
and re-drill it out.
Thought it was a strange place for a leak, but you never know i guess.