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Old 06-02-2009, 03:39 PM
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x-star leaking rear ballast tank

my 2006 x-star starboard side rear ballast tank leaks. its buried under the un-removeable locker floor so i cant get in to have a look.

when the ballast tank has water in it, some of it escapes and i can see it draining back into the main builge under the motor thru a 1" dia. hole when the boat levels out. This in turn turns on the auto bilge every time we stop.

My question is: Is it ok to just plug that 1" dia. hole under the motor to keep the water in the space where the ballast tank is?

Any other suggestions?
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:51 PM
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Then it will just slosh over the top and over the stringer into the bilge. I would not do that.

Or it will run forward in the boat and into the bilge that way.

My X-45 has a removable floor. Not like MC to have a design flaw like that....a non-repairable ballast tank?
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