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Imp posted 05-10-2001 08:59 PM ET (US)   Profile for Imp   Send Email to Imp  
Since I bought my 21 Revenge last summer, I have noticed watet weeping out of some holes on the transom where an old transducer was placed. The holes were filled with silicone, duh, so I refilled them with epoxy , still the lower holes are weeping water, any ideas? The boat is on a trailer but gets used alot. How to get rid of the water before sealing the holes? Imp
Jake posted 05-17-2001 11:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jake  Send Email to Jake     
I had a similar problem a few years ago, but on a larger scale. The best way I found to get rid of water in the hull is by using a de-humidifier. Basically, you make a tent around the area with heavy plastic and duct tape, put the de-humidifier inside with a hose for drainage, and leave it alone for awhile. If you're not worried about the amount of water in there, then you could use a plug (wood) to stop it up, and glass over that. I've also seen people simply caulk it and replace the screw....
Imp posted 05-17-2001 08:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Imp  Send Email to Imp     
Thanks Jake, good suggestions. Since I posted, I found that my lower brass drain tube is cracked and water is getting in there . Plan on replacing it, figure on having to get some kind of flaring tool to do the job? Imp
hooter posted 05-18-2001 11:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for hooter    
Fellas, der's a world a' posts on dis topic in da last yeah's history, so check em' out. Best idear posted to date involves drillin a exit hole in the suspect location and using a commercial vacuum to void the water. Recon that sounds scarier than it is. Mebbe sombody smarter than me can figgur how to post a link heah to a few of those olda strings. In sum, word is ya gots a lil' project but not a trag'dy.

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