Tom Kirkman wrote:
Okay, I was sent some photos. This is the same system used on the 14. The water is not coming up the rudder line and then down through the control lines. For 2 or 3 gallons to wick up a 1/8th inch line would take a long, long time. This isn't where your water is coming from.
Go back to square one for a moment. Take the boat outside and use a flashlight to closely inspect the hull for visible cracks or pinholes. If you find nothing, pour a few gallons of water inside the hull and then watch the underside of the hull to see if you can spot any drops on the outside of the hull. I'm betting you're going to find a spot where drops are evident and from there you can begin working on the problem, or having Hobie work with you on a solution. But rest assured, the water isn't coming up the rudder line.
I have filled the hull with water while it was sitting on a trailer, and observed for 3 hours and not a single drop. Hull emptied and dried out with towels and left to completely air dry for a day, and at the time the temp here would evaporate water very quickly, closed all the hatches and ran water over all hatches, even used a nozzle and no water in the hull.
I took this to the dealer and he repeated everything I did, it was he that said the water is coming up through there and HE had a video showing it coming down the lines and dripping in the hull.
Now, he wass going to "get with Hobie and get a fix." Like I said, I've been waiting. LOL