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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2019, 06:17:50 AM »

did you have to get the hoses from a marine store or automotive?
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2019, 10:13:04 AM »

Ken, what are those hoses for that are running into the bilge?  and how many keel bolts should i expect when i drain it?  i'll be back to my boat and take pictures next tuesday.  thanks
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2019, 01:30:47 PM »

Anais : Those "other hoses" that run into the bilge are 1. the emergency manual bilge pump hose 2. the electric bilge pump hose.

The scupper hose is the same size as the exhaust hose (which you probably?) need to change!!

A few thoughts   :shock:
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2019, 01:34:35 PM »

i know they are verigated plastic hoses but i'm not certain where it starts but ends in the bilge.  i'll take pictures when i'm there next week. 
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2019, 01:38:10 PM »

and I didn't see the hose(s) listed in the manual.
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2019, 07:56:02 AM »

Ken, what are those hoses for that are running into the bilge?  and how many keel bolts should i expect when i drain it?  i'll be back to my boat and take pictures next tuesday.  thanks

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I used the wire wound exhaust hose but on the 30 the angle of and short distance between the fittings makes it A BEAR OF A PITA to get on new hoses. Itís not a job for the faint of heart and some have used non-wire, and the corrugated hose for easier bends to work it onto the fittings. Another (pic below) just removed the cockpit fitting to get the hose on and then back together. I donít know how bad the job is on the 34, but thatís 3 hose options you have if itís as tight as ours are.  You can also use silicone exh hose.  Itís easier if you grind the barbs off the fittings, warm the hose, lube it, etc. Again I donít know how difficult they are/the job is on the 34 MK-1.

Pics of your bilge will help ID any hoses.

I have 7 keel bolts, see pic (not my boat) I dunno bout the 34.




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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2019, 08:01:29 AM »

thanks Ken, i'll take pictures next tuesday when i'm home and after I've dried the bilge so you can see what they are for.
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2019, 01:36:51 PM »

Becki : FYI, the factory used Exhaust hose for the scuppers in the 1988 production. 
I'll guess that's probably their standard for early C34 production?

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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2019, 01:40:10 PM »

i'll take pictures and post.  thanks!
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2019, 09:44:34 PM »

I remembered this post while at my 1987 MK 1 today. I counted 9 keel bolts. If you have the OEM setup, there will be two hoses. A 1 1/2Ē white corrugated hose that goes to the manual bilge pump in the aft cockpit locker then to a thru hull in the transom, and a 1 1/8Ē hose from the electric bilge pump also to a thru hull in the transom.
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2019, 12:31:21 PM »

If you still have not identified the source of the leak, one thing I have done in the past is put a line of paper towel around the top rim of the bilge - eventually it will become damp in one place - at least it points you in the direction of the leak...and if it does not get damp then its coming from somewhere lower in the boat (i.e. keel boats, thru hull etc).  Its helped me locate leaks in my fresh water system.  Hope it helps.
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2019, 09:02:16 PM »


a line of paper towel


becki, as well, another trick is to sprinkle baby powder on the hull in suspect locations or draw lines using sidewalk chalk (as a telltale as to where unwanted water flows across locations.)
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2019, 10:39:56 PM »


a line of paper towel


becki, as well, another trick is to sprinkle baby powder on the hull in suspect locations or draw lines using sidewalk chalk (as a telltale as to where unwanted water flows across locations.)

Smells nicer, but harder to clean up.   :D :D :D
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2019, 07:06:42 AM »

picture one
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2019, 07:29:52 AM »

picture 2.
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