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KWKloeber

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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2019, 09:21:08 AM »

becki they aren't displaying on the website and when I download/view them I get a "damaged file" error.
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2019, 11:11:18 AM »

Becki
The black hose (w/a check valve on it) is for your bilge pump discharge and the used-to-be white hose is for the emergency bilge pump (as Ron had described.)
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2019, 11:16:19 AM »

hmm, they were too big to upload and then when i used apple->previewer, they were renamed as .heic so i thought i could just rename them.  i'll try gimp. thanks for telling me.

btw, i drained the bilge last tuesday with a turkey baster and checked back on saturday.  there was no new water, or not significant enough to notice so i don't think it's the keel bolts, but i'll tighten them anyway when she's out, and it can't be the water tank since it's empty.
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2019, 01:05:07 PM »

is water in the bilge bad, seeing what is in there?  or no?  i seem to get different answers like everything else with boat ownership. and thanks
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2019, 02:43:30 PM »

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is water in the bilge bad, seeing what is in there?  or no?  i seem to get different answers like everything else with boat ownership.

A little bilge water isn't bad, but it should be clean water.   I do think it's important to know where the water is coming from and to monitor it.  Any unexpected water needs to be tracked down.  My bilge is generally dry, I get a coffee can of clean bilge water every other week.
That's good for me.  Others may be happy with more or less.
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2019, 02:59:19 PM »

Most times you get different answers is because the question is either to general or because people have different levels of risk they are willing to take. I try to keep mine dry.

ďis water in the bilge OK?Ē is pretty general. Standing water is not a good idea at home or on a boat. Bugs grow in it, it facilitates corrosion, and in the case of salt water it will stink. If you know where the water is coming from, and itís normal (like the packing gland), then it isnít a problem except for being standing water. Iím sure thereís other opinions out there.
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2019, 03:45:23 PM »

HEIC is appleís proprietary space-saving image file format, which is compatible with nothing in the real world. Itís best to turn OFF that option in your settings. The space saved isnít worth the complications, and I donít believe the forum recognizes it.

Thereís a few free image resizing apps that work well if you need to reduce size.
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2019, 08:59:08 AM »

We found that some rain water was coming down the inside of the mast and the most like cause was a line entry/exit plate about 6' down from the top of the mast.

We don't use that line (not sure what it's for) so I covered the plate with a piece of Flex tape.

The pic shows the type of plate. On our mast, the plate is inverted so that it's opening faces upwards (ie. rain catcher)

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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2019, 09:47:31 AM »

Whereabouts on the mast?  Side of leading edge?
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #39 on: October 29, 2019, 12:28:52 PM »

On the front of the mast!
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2019, 12:53:36 PM »

Pole lift with the exit installed upside down?  Nah too high for that.
Internal spin halyard exit?
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2019, 02:52:42 PM »

We found that some rain water was coming down the inside of the mast and the most like cause was a line entry/exit plate about 6' down from the top of the mast.

We don't use that line (not sure what it's for) so I covered the plate with a piece of Flex tape.

The pic shows the type of plate. On our mast, the plate is inverted so that it's opening faces upwards (ie. rain catcher)

Paul

Funny, we have the same thing on our mast, and thought it was something the PO did.  I couldn't figure out why it was there.
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Re: water in bilge
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2019, 07:29:50 PM »

Itís for a spinnaker halyard...
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