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Old 29-09-2016, 22:49   #1
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Where the water came from?

I don't see any source of leak but water in the bilge. Where come from??


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Old 29-09-2016, 22:54   #2
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I don't see any source of leak but water in the bilge. Where come from??


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Old 29-09-2016, 23:15   #3
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Re: Where the water came from??

Not yet, if fresh, only source is water tank and did not see any leak from the line.
And I just replace ruptured part of bilge hose, no leak around.


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Old 29-09-2016, 23:23   #4
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Rainwater?
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Old 29-09-2016, 23:27   #5
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Not yet, if fresh, only source is water tank and did not see any leak from the line.
And I just replace ruptured part of bilge hose, no leak around.


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Old 29-09-2016, 23:36   #7
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No rain, recently,,,,


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Old 30-09-2016, 01:11   #8
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Re: Where the water came from??

I have had leaks from a hot water service drain tap which I didn't close properly , the refrigerator drain pipe and a drain from an antisiphon valve that had stuck after long term storage. Look for plastic pipes that end in the bilge area. Oh and my AC also drains into the bilge.
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Old 30-09-2016, 01:25   #9
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Re: Where the water came from??

Ok, cpt 7t7, First thought is a stuffing box leak. Without your posting what kind of a boat it is, what kind of a stuffing box, it is hard to say. Being as it's Marina Del Rey, I'll bet it's not from rain, so let's consider options, bearing in mind that all leaks lead to the lowest part of the bilge.

Assuming that no ports have been left open (in case of mythical rain, as it is not yet november) ask yourself what else drains there. So, possibly a loose hose clamp somewhere. Possibly from a through-hull fitting, possibly from the engine, possibly from head or galley sink, possibly from plumbed toilet, if any. The big deal here is that water flows down, so that it is relatively easy to trace. Some people recommend using toilet tissue to trace drips. If you place some under the hose clamps you have, soon you will find some damp ones. If you just go and tighten all the clamps, you won't learn where the leak was coming from. Look for rust tracks, or crystalline tracks, from salt crystals, if it's salt water leaking.


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Pls. forgive typos, had a cataract out today, and am still a bit blind.

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I didn't see any typo's but.... just discovered (although suspected for a while) today that I have a cataract developing.
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I didn't see any typo's but.... just discovered (although suspected for a while) today that I have a cataract developing.
Sorry to hear that. The good news is that modern techniques fix the issue quite well.
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Re: Where the water came from?

It could be a leak in the fresh water system... cracked hose, loose connection to a tank or pump or faucet. Or even a drain line to a fixture. Same for the engine raw water plumbing.
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Wow thats vague! Did you do any troubleshooting at all? Could be any number of places depending on the boat and how it was cared for. Any answer anybody gives at this point will be a blind guess based on the supplied info.
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Check your cockpit drains, sometimes underneath the deck, where the drains run, the hose cracks or comes off of the cockpit drain so all rainwater will dump into bilge.
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