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Old 06-18-2013, 03:51 PM
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taking on water

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.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:15 PM
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Rudder probably needs grease and shaft seal probably needs replacing.. it's normal for boat to take on a little water - if boat in water - bilge pump should also be on auto.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:40 PM
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Mufflers, exhaust flanges (which are below the water line), and soft wall exhaust hoses also could be culprits...
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:45 PM
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Thanks mikeg205. Embarrassed to say bilge wasn't working either.....uggg!! Felt like a 'swamp' person bucketing out water. Thank goodness the shore wasn't crowded.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:46 PM
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Oh BTW pictures of boat are required... - best way to get help.

also - I would make sure bilge pump and auto-switch working well... in addition - exhaust could have a small leak...

based on your description - I bet it is something minor.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:49 PM
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I uploaded a pic when I registered and was wondering why it didn't show up. Any hints as to what i need to do. P.S. Thanks Lumbergh
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:50 PM
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Sometimes the bilge pump gets jammed with a little bilge crud. Try using a garden hose to backflush the pump. Put hose to bilge outlet and run a little water through it. Sometimes that is all that is wrong.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:57 PM
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Hmmm...just enabled the Avatar thingy. I'll see if that takes care of the problem.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:00 PM
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Thanks Peter, will try that. Will let you know if that works.
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My impeller seal was leaking one time check the screws for tightness. I think it has 4 screws to tighten.
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