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Old 01-08-2007, 11:49   #1
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Question LEAK ON SEA RAY

hi all new here. just purchased 1992 sea ray 230 sundancer cabin cruiser. rained lot here last 30 days and discovered leak below deck between refrig and head. on the floor, and in the bed under drivers seat. cleaned up and no problems since (no rain either). where to look for leak? oh and i have a carry on ac with this was wondering bout buying honda 2000 gen. would that power it ok? thanks jake
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Old 01-08-2007, 12:03   #2
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Welcome to the forum Jake. I've moved your post to this forum. Let me help you get some answers, with a couple of suggestions.

1) Please fill out a bit of your profile (Click on the word "PROFILE" at the top right of this screen), so that folk can focus answers to your specifics.

2) Try and post a single question in the appropriate forum. Multiple questions within a single post that are not related get complex and often just aren't answered.

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Maybe you need to get someone to hose the area you suspect the leak is coming from, while you are inside the boat looking for drips.
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hi all new here. just purchased 1992 sea ray 230 sundancer cabin cruiser. rained lot here last 30 days and discovered leak below deck between refrig and head. on the floor, and in the bed under drivers seat. cleaned up and no problems since (no rain either). where to look for leak? oh and i have a carry on ac with this was wondering bout buying honda 2000 gen. would that power it ok? thanks jake
Welcome aboard bullseye. Not many powerboaters here so I'll try to help you out.

Water will get into your small boat any way it can. Any window, hatch or seam is a possible route for water to get into the boat. Look above where you found the water. Are there any openings that might provide a route for the water to get in? Loose fitting canvas coverings, camper tops, tonneau covers, bimini tops etc. will eventually leak no matter how well they're waterproofed. Don't worry, it's a plastic boat. Problems usually occur when water is allowed to stand and seep into core materials such as stringers etc. Mold and mildew are issues as well if the water seeps into your upholstery or cushions. You'll have a little detective work to do but eventually you'll locate the source of the water and deal with it. Check deck fittings with screws or bolts such as cleats and stantion bases etc. These are notorious as the cause of leaks. Lots of info on here on how to deal with those.

There were a couple of discussions already on the merits of portable generators on boats. Larger boats it's not as big a problem as smaller boats. Ours is 25' and it's a real PITA to deal with a portable. Put some thought into how and where you'll store it and operate it before you decide to actually use one. Carbon Monoxide is dangerous. Storing the gas is also important, you don't want it inside the boat. The carry-on AC has some of the same issues, storage. Do you intend to carry it with you when you head out or leave it in a dock box or vehicle when you go out? If you're packing a generator and an AC unit on your small boat you probably won't have enough room for beer on a weekender!

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