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Whaler_Jack posted 11-17-2007 02:46 PM ET (US)   Profile for Whaler_Jack   Send Email to Whaler_Jack  
I have a 2007 Montauk 190. Whenever I return from boating I'll have an inches or so of water in the bilge. I realize the bilge may not be able to pickup the last bit. However in addition while underway the bilge pump will come on occasionally. I've check the plug and the all the baitwell connects. I've had it in to dealer but after speaking with service manager he did not seem real up to date on Whalers and it is a new model! It's hard to believe any accumulation would find it's way into the bilge. Any ideas?


wood duck posted 11-17-2007 09:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for wood duck  Send Email to wood duck     
I own a 2008 190 Montauk. I do not collect water in the bilge, nor have I noticed or recall the pump operating while underway..... I will be fishing all of next week and will pay close attention.
bigjohn1 posted 11-18-2007 08:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigjohn1  Send Email to bigjohn1     
What switch position do you have the bilge pump in while underway? It is a 3-position switch and if switched to the middle position, the float switch will cuase the pump to cycle on and off periodically as the water level in the bilge goes up and down.
Whaler_Jack posted 11-18-2007 09:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler_Jack  Send Email to Whaler_Jack     

The 190 has a 2 position switch ON and OFF. However the OFF position is actually a two functions switch similar to your AUTO position on the 170. When water is detected it comes on. I leave it in the OFF position.


Mudkap1 posted 11-18-2007 09:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mudkap1  Send Email to Mudkap1     
I too have water in my bilge after each time out. I brought it up to my dealer but I have not had the time to bring it in yet. It is also a 190 2007 Montauk. I is concerning.
Sal A posted 11-19-2007 07:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
In my 190 Nantucket, there was never any water in the bilge. I would be concerned too.
Feejer posted 11-19-2007 09:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
I had a Sea Hunt 202, not comparing the boats, but for a few weeks I had water entering the bilge. Turns out my live well pickup had a smalll leak in it. After that was replaced the only water that was in the bilge was from rain.
boatdryver posted 11-19-2007 10:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for boatdryver  Send Email to boatdryver     
This water in the bilge issue is getting interesting. In the absence of spray or rain there can't be very many possible causes.

I'm interested in buying a 190 Montauk and will follow this thread till you guys figure this out. :)


AtoZ posted 11-20-2007 03:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for AtoZ  Send Email to AtoZ     
Where is the outlet for the pump? Is there a chance that you are siphoning water back into the boat?
boatdryver posted 11-22-2007 08:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for boatdryver  Send Email to boatdryver     
If only the 190 Montauks with a livewell have the leak maybe it is in that system


Whaler_Jack posted 11-22-2007 08:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler_Jack  Send Email to Whaler_Jack     
That's really what I think also, the livewell! The boat comes from Whaler to the dealer without the livewell plumbed. The dealer installs the plumbing. I've had the pump to livewell go out and I'm beginning to think that is where the leak is coming from. Next week I should have more time to check that area again. Thank for the help!


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