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Aaron Gregg

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Wet Bunk
« on: February 18, 2002, 08:30:59 AM »

It just rained last night and I found that water had poured into my head as well as the aft double berth. I found a drill hole in the port locker near the upper forwad corner where the water was coming from.It then leaks down my raw water exhaust hose and spreads out to the head and to my bed via the insert. I couldn't find where it entered the locker from the deck. I blew air into the hole and my rub rail was bubbling. I hope that is where its getting in. any past histories of leaking rub rails.Thanks Aaron.


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Another leak
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2002, 09:15:00 AM »

Your timimg is good.  I just posted the below response to another leak problem.  There were a couple other C-34's with similar leaks that responded to my pleas over a year ago.  May be worth checking the archives.  Here was my story:
 I had a mystery leak that took me a year to find and produced the kind of volume you have. One bolt was missing from the track that holds the vinyl rub-rail. It was on the port side at the lowest point in the shear. The rub rail would channel the water from fore and aft to this low spot (also below one of the scuppers) and it would come in between the hull and the liner. Ours would also show itself in the head and appeared to be coming from under the Corean counter top! It appears that the hole driller at the factory put it right into the bulkhead between the head and the cabin. The nut fitter couldn't reach the bolt, so it was removed. THEY NEVER BOTHERED TO FILL THE HOLE. It took me so long to find it because the water wouldn't appear inside for half an hour after I tried using a hose to cause the leak to run. Another C-34 owner tipped me off to check the rub-rail after he found the identical problem. I fixed it with a 5/16" x 3/4" pan head screw after squirting in half a tube of Boat-Life caulk. I had to use a hair drier and a wood mallet to get the rubrail back into shape and into the channel.
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