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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:13 pm 
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How much water do you get in your hulls on a typical sailing day?
Did you ever determine how it was getting in?
How did you remedy the problem?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:59 am 
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I just purchased a new 2011 wave standard (not club). Made sure that no water was in the hulls before taking it out the first time. I've taken it out to the ocean a few times and on the river and I haven't seen any appreciable water buildup. < 1 cup / hull after 5 outings.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:50 pm 
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I'm convinced that most water comes in from topside. My boats run dry unless it's raining and then they make take on a half gallon of water in several hours time.

Anywhere you have a hatch or a screw or fitting penetrates the hull is a likely water entry spot.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:39 pm 
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Check the seat areas. Loose seat pads and a failed seal on the cover plate underneath seem to be the primary cause of hull leaks.

Do a soapy water test to confirm any leak location:

http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=169

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