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  Water in hull - via sea strainer...it never fails!

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Fishcop posted 06-13-2002 11:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for Fishcop   Send Email to Fishcop  
Well, I know this topic has been posted a million times but here it goes...
Checking the two sea strainers on my 25'OR, I noticed a pin sized hole in the metal lip that surrounds the edges of the strainer under the center console. This is the intake for the washdown pump. Upon removal, drip...drip...drip! This dripped for three days in the hot CA sun. All saltwater. What a bummer! Checked it today and the foam is damp between the glass and deck. I cut a hole in the deck and the water had spread to an area of about 6" around the strainer hole. The foam looks damaged from installation of the strainer, but the rest of the foam appears dry.
Just to keep all informed, check the thru-hulls on the boat.
Cheep replacement for the damage that can be done.
Just my $.02.
Andy.
PFSQUAN posted 06-14-2002 08:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for PFSQUAN  Send Email to PFSQUAN     
Although I am not familiar with the brand of sea strainers you have, it is imperative that the inner metal basket handle be in contact with the metal rim for proper bonding purposes. Sometimes when the basket is snug, the tendency is to cram it in and squash the handle. Might be worth an hour or two to check over all of the boat's bonding wires for potential electrolysis.

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