|Since I purchased my RL24 I have had a problem with water getting between the soul and inner hull. I spent a lot of money having the keel pulled and the keel slot re-glassed as this was the obvious source of the water. Well, it was not. |
After much looking, seems the water is or may be coming in on the port side on the same plane where the motor is mounted - - but not in the motor well per se but further port-side. On my boat there is PVC pipe that runs from the stern-port to starboard all the way mid-ship. This is used for getting electric to the stern. When this PCV pipe was glassed in, it was done poorly and there is a hole below the PVC pipe. I think this hole leads to the area between the soul and the hull. My RL24 was built in the USA so I do not know if things are different with the "original" boats.
Has anyone else had this problem? Do the RL24s built down-under have this PVC pipe coming from port and starboard to mid-ship for electric? I am in the middle of re-glassing this entire area. Any comments would be appreciated.