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Old 07-23-2011, 12:08 PM
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Taking on water????

I was wondering if anyone that owns a 1995 Maristar 225 has had any problems with the boat taking on water. I have ruled out any cracks / holes in gel coat or fiberglass. I don't have any idea where it might be coming in. I think it might be coming in around the bumper molding in the back around the swim platform but that is just a guess. I was wondering if that is a normal spot for it to come in or is there another common spot that it might be coming from? Seems to come in faster when we slow dowm and water comes fast to the back of the boat. My auto pump runs once every 45 minutes or so. Any suggestions where to start would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!! Tim

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Old 07-23-2011, 05:32 PM
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If it's not your shaft packing, nor your rudder box, and nothing's dripping/squirting from the RW pump, circulating pump, or hose connections, and your heater core isn't leaking...it's likely coming from under your rub rail. Re-sealing with marine silicone should stop it, although getting the rub rail and insert off is kind of a PITA.
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:13 PM
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Thanks for the reply. How do you check the shaft packing? Someone else said it was most likey that also. Thanks. Tim
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:35 AM
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My drivers side muffler has a slow leak. You can pull the muffler and re wrap it with fiberglass or buy a new one. Mine was leaking out of site and found it while running the motor and using a mirror to look under the motor. I have a 95 Maristar.

The other suggestions are all good. I replace the shaft seal first, then I found the muffler leak.

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Old 07-25-2011, 12:58 PM
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Thanks for the reply. How do you check the shaft packing? Someone else said it was most likey that also. Thanks. Tim
Look at it while the engine is running. Likely will drip about 6-8 drips/minute. More than that...don't go right to changing the packing, just tighten the shaft nut a little.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:03 PM
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I had a muffler leaking last month, had a crack on the top. Replaced it with a new one.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:48 PM
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I just used JB weld to patch a small leak in my muffler.
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