Water in forward bilge

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Laker
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Water in forward bilge

Post by Laker » Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:43 pm

Hello,

I have been getting water in my forward bilge in the area where the shower drain pump is. I have checked and it's not coming from the shower draining into the bilge area. Would anyone have an idea where the water is coming from? Could it be from the through hole where the bilge pumps out the water?

prefer to find issue myself rather then pay.

Thanks in advance for any ideas

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Big D
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Re: Water in forward bilge

Post by Big D » Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:08 pm

You might get more response if you post this in the Trojan Boat Forum instead of Pontifications.
What kind/model of boat are we talking about?
She was a 1969 36 ft wooden beauty with big blue 440s that we'll miss forever.
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Re: Water in forward bilge

Post by Laker » Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:25 pm

Thanks I will post it there also,

I have a 1986 10 Meter Sedan.

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Re: Water in forward bilge

Post by captainmaniac » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:56 pm

10cent solution... I own a different model, but there are some pretty standard / obvious sources of water. And Trojan hull shapes tend to be lower in the bow sections so water tends to move forward.

- rain... cockpit hatches and panels are not watertight, so some portion of whatever rain falls in the cockpit tends to find its way to the bilge (washing the cockpit and using a hose also results in the same thing)
- vents.... side vents can let rain water in
- stuffing boxes .. no shaft is 100% dry, so while at rest or running some water does drip in
- A/C ... where does your A/C dump condensate? Overboard (very few do), or in to the bilge?
- leak in fresh water system ... rare, but that water ends up in the bilge

Water in the bilge is NORMAL. It is a boat.... if you have 0 water, something is wrong!

Don't worry about water. Worry about excessive water. If you are at the boat for a weekend and the pump keeps kicking in, worry. If it only kicks in after a rain storm or washing the boat, don't worry about it.

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