The past winter in the Southern Maryland
area had some very cold nights, and I thought with several oil
filled radiator heaters and Pink water
in the tanks
I would be OK. The boat
was berthed in a slip that had fairly good shelter from the wind
, but still discovered pink water
in the starboard bilge
. Apparently had not put enough of the stuff in the tank. I thought I had pretty much drained the water system but may not have emptied the port side tank as much as I thought. I thought I had discovered the leak when I checked the transom shower head
and found that the plastic had a split in it and it was dripping pink anti-freeze. Changed that out and did not notice any additional water in the bilge
... initially. I topped off the water tanks
and turned on the pump
More fresh water in the starboard bilge. I have checked all fittings under the sink and around the water heater
. Hopefully not many of the Mahe group out there have had this issue, but any suggestions on where to check first will be greatly appreciated.
A side note, I recently noticed that my bilge pumps were not wired for constant power, allowing full atomatic use (like the ones in the engine
compartments - they have a 3-position breaker on the panel). I had them rewired to allow me to turn them on as needed.