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Kids2 posted 04-27-2002 03:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for Kids2   Send Email to Kids2  

I've got a 1992 WalkAround 27. I'v owned the boat about three years now. She is kept in the eater year round. Recently, I have developed a leak. The stern bilge accumulates seawater. It is a slow leak, and hard to detect where it is coming from. I have replaced the drain plug, which I thought was the problem, but still have water accumulation. I have checked the through hulls, but have not identified the problem. The boat has a Whale Drive. I have recently pulled the inspection port and it was dry inside. Any ideas or suggestions on how to isolate the problem would be appreciated.

Bugsy Malone posted 04-28-2002 09:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bugsy Malone  Send Email to Bugsy Malone     
It has to be in the aft section.

The raw water pick up for the head and the discharge seacock for the holding tank are under the vanity and if those were leaking you'd see it in the cabin sump.

How did you change the transom drain plug? Pull the boat? This plug is a bronze threaded one which installs from the exterior below the water line not from the interior of the bilge.

The other suspects would be the discharge for the macerator which is used to drain the fish boxes and the water pick up for your raw water wash down and filling the bait well.

Also don't discount water entering the Salt Shaker "Whaler Drive" bracket it will sweep through the wiring cut outs into the bilge thus giving the impression the bracket interior is dry!

Your sure it is salt water! The reason I ask could be a slow leak from your fresh water system. Just an added thought.

That's about all I can think of at present, hope it helps.

Kids2 posted 04-28-2002 06:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kids2  Send Email to Kids2     
Thanks for the comments. I agree it has to be in the aft section of the boat. Yes, I pulled the boat and replaced the drain plug. I have checked the raw water intake, but not the macerator through hull. Yes, the water is salt water. (Tasted it.) The problem persists even when the fresh water tank is empty. I'll take a look at the macerator discharge.

Thanks again for the comments.

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