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    Hull construction and leak

    Well, guess you're a better small boat sailor than me. Actually, the first 2-3 times I capsized I did it on purpose, to make sure I could get it back upright. I got the boat flipped by pulling on the c/b, but had a tough time getting back onboard, so I installed a small swimming ladder. The...
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    Hull construction and leak

    I read your thread and you're right, your problem is different than mine. I've capsized mine (who hasn't?) but didn't take on much water. It doesn't surprise me, though, that a capsized boat will take on water, since there are so many fittings (cleats, mast step point, etc) that could leak. I...
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    Hull construction and leak

    Fixed the boat. Thanks for the suggestions you gave me on line and in PMs. Here's what I did for those who may have a similar problem. Had to rebuild my trailer because I had taken it apart before storing it under my deck, and it was all rusted. That's a different story. Hauled the boat...
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    Hull construction and leak

    That's a thought, but the water accumulates too much to be condensation and, as you say, it doesn't explain the color. I hauled out yesterday and the boat is sitting on my driveway. I looked underneath and I have a theory. The centerboard gasket is really worn, and has a number of small...
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    Hull construction and leak

    The contining tale of my mystery leak. The boat is in the water year round, and it didn't look like it was sinking, so I forgot about the leak. A coupld of weeks ago I opened the cuddy door and pumped out about two gallons. I now check it every few days and remove about a cup a week with...
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    Hull construction and leak

    Update. The leak is not from that joint, though I still wonder what that's for. Also, I don't think it's a leak, I think it took on water between the deck and the hull when the rail was submerged the other day. The water seems to be trapped under the seats. Reason I think this is because...
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    Hull construction and leak

    I have a Mod 1 in the water that has developed a hull leak that I suspect is from the forward part of the hull. When I look inside the cuddy I see a joint where it appears the fiberglass folds up about an inch or two and is glued together starting about a foot forward of the cuddy entrance and...
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