Ok.....We checked everything out that you all have mentioned. We have actually learned more about our boat crawling around with a flashlight looking for leaks!
I think we found it and it is so obvious I am almost ashamed to admit where we think it is coming from. This Island Packet has a sugar scoop transom, with a nice hot/cold shower
set up. It is low enough on the side of the scoop to take wave action when motoring in choppy seas. We discovered this idea last night while anchored North of Pamlico sound on the ICW
. We tried to cover the area with a plastic bag zipped tied around it.
Today we came south around and down the Neuse River it was pretty choppy. I crawled back under the suspect area while Cathy motored in the choppy seas. She yelled down that it was getting rougher, about that time I got a face full of water
. This was with the area sealed way better in a make shift manner.
We really like the idea of the transom shower
and have used them on other boats. We can not understand how this one would not be a problem. Its obviously low enough to take water and the shower hose just pulls out thru a plastic fitting. We are wondering if the PO has messed with it and left some parts
out? I will not feel good about taking this boat out in open rough water till we have some kind of fool proof cover for this shower hose opening.
I plan on checking the Island Packet
forum and see if anyone else has had problems, and try and see if something is missing from our set up.
Thanks for all the suggestions by looking at all of those areas we have become aware of potential problems for the future.