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Old 06-18-2013, 04:47 PM
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Hmmm...just enabled the Avatar thingy. I'll see if that takes care of the problem.
Progress for the new guy! Next thing we will have pictures.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:48 PM
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So, I'm recently divorced and took on our 1993 Prostar 205. My X did all the work and upkeep on her prior to us parting our ways. Now it's my responsibility. Getting to the point.....we were recently out for a 4 day lake vacation and I noticed that the boat was taking on a lot of water. It would fill the center locker and be above the plug within a 24 hour period. I plan on taking it in but would like to have some feedback. FYI....our boat has been maintained, garaged, babied, in almost perfect cosmetic condition and a few years back used almost exclusively for course skiing. I plan on preserving this. Any and all help greatly appreciated.
In have the 94 PS 205 and I also get water in the bilge. I cant say what 24 hours would be because mine never sits over night. But after a day on the lake and people getting in and out the water level is above the plug handle. So your not alone and we'll help where we can.

Lots of good suggestions already on this thread. I was thinking the shaft seal could be a possibility, but that area and the rudder area are all covered up while I am having fun, and I don't feel like screwing with my fun to see if I can find the leak.

The big problem for me is there is no good way to test these areas unless the boat is torn apart and in the water....

Let us know what you find out.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:50 PM
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:54 PM
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Good job getting to the bottom of this! You are lucky that with a bilge pump not working in auto depending on the leak rate your boat could be sunk now. Don't leave it in the water over night until you fix it ;-)
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:39 PM
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Check the drip rate on your shaft packing (under floor board behind motorbox). If the packing starts to go, they will let a good deal of water in.

But from the sounds of it, I'd bet muffler is cracked. They are cheap and easy to repair most of the time.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:48 PM
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Your Ex would not have left the drain plug out ?
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:50 AM
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Your Ex would not have left the drain plug out ?
surprised no one else said it, did you make sure your drain plug was tight? had mine just a few quarters of a turn loose and it filled more than normal. figured out that it was the plug and the boats bilge is almost dry
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