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QualityTime posted 04-27-2004 09:19 AM ET (US)   Profile for QualityTime   Send Email to QualityTime  
I have a 2001 28 Conquest. Fresh water occasionaly accumulates on the cabin floor when the boat is left at the dock during the week. I know of another 28 owner with the same problem. He contacted Whaler but got no help. The forward storage area under the cushions also is wet. Anyone else have this problem?
msc posted 04-27-2004 10:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for msc  Send Email to msc     
Yes. I have had this problem with my Outrage 28.
dhlaw posted 04-27-2004 10:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for dhlaw  Send Email to dhlaw     
The water is leaking through the ceiling hatch into the cabin. I had to get new rubber gaskets and no more problems!
QualityTime posted 04-27-2004 11:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for QualityTime  Send Email to QualityTime     

replied to your post on the other site, is this a design flaw? did whaler provide the gaskets? I know realestatefishing team has the same problem.


tully_mars posted 05-02-2004 10:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for tully_mars  Send Email to tully_mars     
Is this water in the mid-cabin berth or on the floor below the stairway?

Capt. Tully Mars

QualityTime posted 05-02-2004 07:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for QualityTime  Send Email to QualityTime     
The water acculmulates forward on the teak flooring, also found some water in the storage areas under the cabin seating. Have not been at the dock when it's raining to try and find it.


ivansfo posted 05-03-2004 02:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for ivansfo  Send Email to ivansfo     
I have similar problem on my 23 Conquest. In my case the water somes in from the screw holes securing down the hardtop base. Seems the holes were drilled way bigger than the 1/4" bolts used.

So far I have tried sealing it with 3M 5200 and rubber gaskets but have had little success. Water still comes in when it rains for when I wash down the boat.

Since I put my boat under a trap, it's not a big problem but I will one day try to get it fixed.

Hugh posted 05-03-2004 09:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hugh  Send Email to Hugh     
Quality Time:
I had the same problem. At first, thought the water was coming from under the frig. Later found water in the storage compartment. Then while sitting on the rack and cleaning the boat, water again found in the cabin. Dealer found the problem in the achor compartment. They completely caulked the compartment, and stopped the problem. Hope your problem is fixed as easily as mine, but during the time it was leaking, I was totally frustrated.

Good luck.

QualityTime posted 05-04-2004 11:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for QualityTime  Send Email to QualityTime     

Thanks foe the reply, going to check out the anchor locker more closely on the weekend but it's the only way I can see getting water in the storage compartments under the seats. I don't think the drain in the anchor locker is large enough and it tends to get clogged with leaves. I would keep an eye on it, if water sits in there it's going to rot your anchor line.

I'll keep you updated,



JoeyP posted 05-10-2004 06:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
yes, I had a similiar problem with my 275 Conquest. I fixed it by caulking the bulk head that seperates the anchor compartment and the cabin. You have to caulk it from inside the anchor compartment. easy task. I also moved the wire harness up and away for the open hatch area. Water will run along that harness into the starboard side of the compartment and leak into the cabin where the bulk head meets the hull. That's where the caulking is needed.
QualityTime posted 05-13-2004 12:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for QualityTime  Send Email to QualityTime     
Thanks, I am going to try caulking it this weekend. Did you apply caulkig over the caulking already there or does the old caulk have to come out? What type of caulking is best?

I see a space at the top where the wiring runs through, thought this was too high to allow water in, seems like a large gap to fill in.

Thanks again


JoeyP posted 05-13-2004 09:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
Just make sure the wire harness is tucked up and away from the hatch opening. Everytime it rains the water is supposed to run into the anchor hatch and drain out the bottom, If you take a hose and spray water lightly around the hatch you will see that it kind of runs underneath the opening and drips in toward the inside of the hatch. As the boat rocks back and forth the water runs down that bulkhead lip toward the hull and eventually into the cabin.
QualityTime posted 05-17-2004 10:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for QualityTime  Send Email to QualityTime     
Used 3M 5200 on the bulhead seam between the anchor locker and the cabin, will try later this week to test it out.

Thanks for the help,


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