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Cabin leak
Dry RL24 until broke keel cable and keel dropped down. Fixed this but now have leak in cabin - approx. 2-3 litres per race afternoon. Not coming up through keel casing as have slopper stopper. Upon examination can't find fracture in keel casing. Any ideas of how to find leak are most welcome. Thought of waiting till boat dry then emptying a bucket of water inside it, then climbing underneath to see where it comes out!!! Anyone had same trouble ??? Suggestions and solutions welcome.
Ian Cook25-Nov-2003    Edit    Delete 
Cabin leak.
When cable broke the leading edge of the plate would strike the forward end of the keel slot, with the result that great leverage was exerted against the pivot bolt. Try re sealing the bolt. It is posable this also could be bent.
Rob.26-Nov-2003    Edit    Delete 
Cabin leak
Thanks Rob. Looked at keel pivot bolt and thought because silicone "looked undisturbed" that seal couldn't be the problem - but it was - simple 5 minute reseal and dry boat again. Many thanks.
Ian Cook16-Dec-2003    Edit    Delete 
Before you set out next time. Sprinkle some talcum powder around the offending areas. Within a short time you will see the pathways the water is taking.

Cheers DP

Dave28-Nov-2003    Edit    Delete 

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