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cibolasam 07-09-2012 4:37 PM

Water in bilge
I have a 97 Sport Nautique and have been getting an unusal amount of water in the bilge. It is very wet on the drivers side far rear corner of the boat. It is not coming in from the packing or engine area. I have heard of some of thesew hulls leaking but can't find any info on it. Has anyone heard of this? Thanks

parkcityxj 07-09-2012 5:23 PM

Are you surfing with it? Water could be coming in from the rub rail, my old boat leaked a little there. Is there a shower pump mounted back there as well? Is the Carpet wet too? Other possibilities cold be transom tie downs or swim platform brackets.

cibolasam 07-09-2012 7:50 PM

Not surfing, but I think I will pull everything including the tank out and put it in the water. It will take on water just hanging out.

phillywakeboarder 07-09-2012 8:03 PM

I know this is obvious, but since it takes on water just sitting I'd try putting water in it on the trailer and seeing if it leaks somewhere. I know it's easier for water to come in while it's in the water than it is for water to drain while it's out but you may get lucky. Good luck!

bftskir 07-09-2012 8:14 PM

Have you had a drill anywhere near your boat any time prior to this mysterious increase?

cibolasam 07-09-2012 9:05 PM

Thanks for the replys, I have tried all of the above with no luck. My next step is to lock the transom to the trailer and weight the boat if I have to to keep it under water and back it down the ramp and look and wait.

williamburell 07-17-2012 5:34 AM

fill up the bilge with water on the trailer. Watch for where it comes out. Obviously not too high. Mine turned out to be a slight leak at the drain plug.

xxxlair 07-17-2012 5:55 AM

Probably is the packing gland or the bottom of your muffler is broken. Take the rear access floor panel out and put in water

cibolasam 07-17-2012 6:46 AM

The boat is about an hour away so I am waiting for some time off to go check all this stuff. Thanks for the replys.

wdr 07-17-2012 10:26 AM

Sam, try draining it out and then put it on the fake-a-lake in the driveway. That way you could possibly discount a loose hose or clamp, heater hose (not uncommon) or other interior issue. The water could be travelling down a stringer from the front to the rear if it is a heater hose/core issue.

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