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 Post subject: water leaking
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:31 am 
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hi to all
the 18 of a friend of mine after every sail take a lot of water from the sx hull and quite from the right one...
what are in the 18s the most common point of water leaking?
thanx a lot and sorry my english
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 Post subject: Leaks
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:45 am 
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As I recall, the top of the dagger wells is a good place to look. Older boats may also leak at the lower part of the wells. Check the bottoms for severe wear. You can do a pretty simple test as shown in our FAQ area:

http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=169

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:06 pm 
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Look for cracks under the crossbars, front and rear. The port hole covers are prone to leak also. Dagger wells will leak too.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:49 pm 
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Also check the hull to deck seam. I have fixed many Hobies leaking at the seams. :(

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 Post subject: More
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:21 pm 
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More... all the thru hull fasteners are worth a look. I have found significant through hull voids in shroud anchor bolt holes and main beam bolt holes. Use the soapy water and air pressure test to find these easily.

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