Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-09-2015, 10:42   #16
Senior Cruiser
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 19,371
re: Water leaks

As I remember, the culprit on my Passport for an occasional overhead drip was a hand rail leak... or possible a turning block up there. I pulled the entire overhead panels down and waited for rain. It was the rainy season in florida, so it didn't take long. But I just could not find the path of the water... as it was so minimal. The creeping crack cure actually fixed it, or maybe when I went south shortly after that I didn't get enough rain for it to leak!
Those occasional slow leaks can be a bitch.
__________________

__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2015, 10:49   #17
Senior Cruiser
 
senormechanico's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2003
Boat: Dragonfly 1000 trimaran
Posts: 5,833
re: Water leaks

Quote:
Originally Posted by Reefmagnet View Post
I've heard of a wacky idea using a vacuum cleaner or leaf blower to pressurise the cabin and then using the soapy water trick to find the "sauce" of the "leek"

How to find that leak!
But when does the witch come into this scheme?
__________________

__________________
Memento,homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.
senormechanico is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2015, 11:38   #18
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Long Beach, CA
Boat: Tayana Vancouver 42
Posts: 1,854
re: Water leaks

If you get no water in the boat when you wash it with a hose perhaps the leak in rainstorms is from the mast. Is it keel stepped? Check where wiring from antenna and lights comes through to the cabin.


S/V B'Shert
__________________

__________________
Tayana42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
water

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mahe 36: Water System Leaks rgary Fountaine Pajot 3 29-09-2014 07:48
Possible Leaks? Water Getting Into Bilge jkw Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25 25-11-2012 09:53
Jabsco Raw Water Impeller Pump Shaft Seal Leaks sdowney717 Engines and Propulsion Systems 27 04-02-2012 14:26
Raw water pump leaks santa margarita Engines and Propulsion Systems 9 25-07-2008 12:04
Gas Leaks = 'Bang!' GordMay Health, Safety & Related Gear 0 04-02-2004 06:34



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:18.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.