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Replying to:Taking water - your comments appreciated
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.