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Old 15-06-2018, 14:52   #1
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Leaky teak on seats?

My boat makes a pretty good rain gauge - it it rains 1/2-inch in 24 hrs, then I will have 1/2 of water in the bilge!

I've found and fixed the one like I had forward of the cockpit - it was a leaky stanchion. I'm not having much luck isolating where the water is coming from aft. I've checked all the cockpit hoses - there are fine, having been replaced last year.

Could that much water be coming thru the teak decking? If so, then I assume the fix is to replace the teak? Are there instructions anywhere for how to do this teak layout?
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Old 15-06-2018, 15:51   #2
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Re: Leaky teak on seats?

Obvious question: is it a keel stepped mast or a deck stepped one?

If keel stepped, lots of rain water can come down the inside of the mast and trickle to your bilge.

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Re: Leaky teak on seats?

You mean the teak on your cockpit seats? i doubt it. Usually leaks into the core of the fiberglass, not inside the boat... unless you have uncored areas. Run a hose on it and crawl below to look for drips.. Have you looked at your stuffing box? how much is it dripping? 1/2" in the small bilge pump basin isnt much really.

Crawl into the cockpit locker on a real rainy day and look around. Or set a sprinkler flowing in the cockpit and look around. A bright light under the engine area or where water flows to the bilge can be enlightening... you can see a trickle flowing toward the bilge. If not try laying toilet paper and see where the inside of the hull there is wet.
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