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Old 01-09-2015, 09:42   #16
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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.
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:49   #17
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re: Water leaks

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?
One should try to "Die Young" as old as possible.
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:38   #18
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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.

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