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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:42 pm 
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My '83 Hobie 16 tramp columns have a channel in the rear about 1/4" wide. Thinking this might be where water was entering my hulls, I recaulked around the base of the columns where they meet the hulls, and filled this channel.

I seem to have less water now, but am wondering if I've filled a spot that was designed to let the hulls 'breathe', as temperature changes.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Before and after caulking photos:

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bruce_sta ... /my_photos

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 Post subject: Breather holes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:59 pm 
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Yes, the breather holes are in the forward pylons. Perhaps you can remove a small amount of the caulking near the top.

You can also find a leak detection procedure in the FAQ area of these sailing forums (upper most topic).

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