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Old 08-12-2013, 02:54 PM
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d. unless I get rained on which has been WAY TOO often this year bilge pump rarely runs.
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My boat is still drying out from this past Saturday.. What a wake that extra ballast throws!
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:36 PM
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I've noticed quite a bit in my boat this year as well. The dripless packing is not leaking. Under the engine stays dry. All of the water is always pumped out by the front bilge pump. I plan on putting a hose into the bilge on the trailer and seeing if I can figure out where the water is coming from later this week.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:48 PM
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The best way to check is fill the bilge up with a water hose while the boat is on the trailer in your driveway. Obviously with the plug in and then crawl under the trailer and see where the water is leaking out.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:21 AM
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My 93 is the first boat I've ever owned that doesn't leak a drop... Ever. Two summers and have never turned the bilge pump on yet. Bone dry every time.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:54 AM
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I leak standing on the swim platform
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:04 AM
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I've noticed quite a bit in my boat this year as well. The dripless packing is not leaking. Under the engine stays dry. All of the water is always pumped out by the front bilge pump. I plan on putting a hose into the bilge on the trailer and seeing if I can figure out where the water is coming from later this week.
JRW160,
I have the same boat as you and have (what seems) to be the exact same issue... let me know if you find out where your leak is coming from and I will do the same.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:38 AM
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mine is leaking from the rudder port quite badly
I put an o-ring between the the top of the steering arm that attaches to the rudder shaft and the rudder port seal to force the grease down into the rudder port. I made sure that the grease encapsulated the circumferance of the rudder shaft in the rudder port. I kept pumping grease into the port until grease was coming out the bottom (water side) of the port. no more leak.

I boat shop owner told me he has seen rudder shafts that have worn out due to lack of grease in the port.

Inventors; there is a product here. jamming grease into a hole to plug a leak is low tech.
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