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 Post subject: Water in Comptip
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:34 am 
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Hi, I have water in my Comptip. I have searched the posts and didn't find one that was specific to removing water from a Comptip. Did I miss it? Is there a Hobie recommended method?

If not, would you recommend:

1. Drill a small hole in the fiberglass, drain and seal?

2. Drill a hole in the bottom plug, drain and seal?

3. Drill out a mast head rivet, maybe it will drain, and re-rivet

Note: Just purchased the boat. Not sure how the water got in, but have found several VERY tiny spots where water drops come out of the Comptip. More than the water, I am concerned the Comptip may break. Any thoughts on its reliability?

Thanks, in advance
Ron


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 Post subject: Re: Water in Comptip
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:30 am 
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Shove a coat hanger wire through the foam plug in the bottom of the comp-tip and let the water drain. I used roofing foam to re-seal the hole ( I actually removed the entire plug for another reason). Find the leak and plug that too. A good method to finding the leaks is to put the exhaust of a vacuum cleaner to the hole you created and then use soapy water on the suspect areas and look for bubbles.
I had water in the mast bob and I have no clue how it got in, so I drilled a hole to drain it and then used a screw to plug the hole....


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 Post subject: Re: Water in Comptip
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:45 am 
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Thanks.. I will give it a try this weekend!


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 Post subject: Re: Water in Comptip
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:39 pm 
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tradisrad, hanger worked! Thanks.


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