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Old 16-05-2010, 08:06   #1
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Hi,

i just came to the Azores with a 40ft catamaran.
The boat was dry in the past but got wet during the passage.
We had some bad weather with rain and some slamming, so we had to keep the hatches and doors closed most of the time.


We dried the boat here with some electrical heaters, but after two days it got wet again (wet wall and the front ft of matrass is wet).
The bunks under the matrass is dry and the hatch above it seems also to be ok. Where does the water come from. (The weather turned bad again here but no raining just cold with clouds).

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Old 16-05-2010, 09:00   #2
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Condensation through humidity, cooking on gas(high water content), breath etc... try and keep a constant through flow of air and don't use gas for heat.. when cooking keep the nearest hatch/potlight open if possible.
Also the 'Wet' when crossing if it was through sea water she'll need a good washdown with fresh water.. invisible salt deposits will suck any moisture out of the atmosphere..
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Condensation through humidity, cooking on gas(high water content), breath etc... try and keep a constant through flow of air and don't use gas for heat.. when cooking keep the nearest hatch/potlight open if possible.
Also the 'Wet' when crossing if it was through sea water she'll need a good washdown with fresh water.. invisible salt deposits will suck any moisture out of the atmosphere..
Yeh...pretty much what boatman61 said about condensation....and ditto big time you'll want to give her a good fresh water scrub if any of it was salt water.
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Sounds like you loosened up some bedding somewhere during the rough crossing. This can be a bear to trackdown. We had a leak that would show up on sole only after hours of drenching rain. Turns out the leak was 10' foreward and was running inside tabbing aft and coming out a pinhole in tabbing near sole height. Strip that side of boat during heavy rain and see if you can locate where its coming through? liner? Then look outside at suspect fittings and deck hardware to find possible sources.
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