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ryland posted 11-04-2009 02:01 PM ET (US)   Profile for ryland   Send Email to ryland  
On my "new" 2005 Easport I have noticed my livewell water line has a cap on the tubing that has a hole in it causing water to leak into the bilge while it is running. I taped it up and plan on fixing it permanently. I also noticed that there is no water exiting the boat while the bait tank is operating. Anyone heard of this? (This is my first livewell).

My forward bimini bracket/holder came off, the screws just pulled out. It doesn't seem as though I can redrill the holes larger because they then would not fit in the bracket. My option seems to be moving the location, which means moving the other three as well, or filling the screw holes up with some sealant and gluing the screws back in. Any ideas?

Tohsgib posted 11-04-2009 02:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
fill & redrill.
ryland posted 11-05-2009 05:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryland  Send Email to ryland     
Figured it out. On the intake hose, on the livewell, there is a one way valve that is supposed to let air in. It was busted so air was going in, but water was going out as well. $25 piece of plastic and I am back and running. As for the bimini, I filled the holes with 5200 and put the screws back in, will have to see if it holds.
Nantucket Sleighride posted 11-06-2009 02:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Nantucket Sleighride  Send Email to Nantucket Sleighride     

I'm glad that we could be of service to you over at "West Marine".
I trust that the replacement "Vented Loop" that you purchased will eliminate that water leak.
Thank you again for allowing me to look over your 205 Eastport.
You have an incredible "Boston Whaler".


hauptjm posted 11-06-2009 06:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    

For the bimini, the 5200 may not be correct. It will flex and eventually pull right out. Tape off the area around the existing holes so as not to expose the surrounding glass and fill the holes with marine-tex. Allow to properly harden, then drill a pilot hole smaller than the diameter of the screw and reset the screws.

ryland posted 11-06-2009 08:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryland  Send Email to ryland     
I just may try the marine tex, thanks. There was still a little bite left in the current holes, meaning when I tried putting the screws back in, I could not pull them out however they also would not tighten all the way. Probably I will wait for them to pull out again, and then use the marine tex.

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