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Old 26-10-2010, 05:38   #1
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Rain Leak

Year 2000 Beneteau 411.
With heavy downpours I get a cup of rainwater into the bilge. I'm trying to track this down with little luck so far.
I suspect staunchion base.
Anyone else with similar issues and hints where to look?
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Old 26-10-2010, 06:05   #2
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keel stepped mast? Could be coming through halyard exits and sheave boxes. I get a little bit after hard rains, better after I covered the unused halyard exits with aluminum blanks.
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Old 26-10-2010, 06:07   #3
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Maybe check Shore power cable hole from aft lazarette where sometimes a hole is cut so lazarette lid goes down easily whilst shore power is connected.
If hole is too flush with water chanel rim then heavy rain on cockpit seats may trickle down aft lazarette, along to bilge...
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So you have tasted the water and it is fresh, not sea water, right?
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f you have pedestal steering, you might check the base of the pedestal..
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ohh - good ideas there.
Pedestal etc is neat - will check - there is also a bit in the engine pan after a really heavy downpour - so that pedestal area may be a culprit
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Pull your saloon coushions out and reach behind and up a bit to feel inside the water channel there.
If one is wet then thats side could be the problem. What you do then I dunno. Grow smaller and crawl in?
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