SeaKnots

all knowing list...

I am finding water migrating from the aft area through the limber hole into the center bilge area. See picture. I have encountered the leaking aft water tank and change out that tank previously. I do not believe it is the aft shower drain either. I am open to other ideas.

Sam

s/v Longhawk

B43 2008 hull #9

Views: 120

Attachments:

Replies to This Discussion

We had the rear AC condensation pump fail and then it used the gravity drain which exits behind the engine and comes thru those limber holes. Keep us posted

Like Peter we too had the rear AC condensation pump fail. It took quite some time to find as I never saw any condensation in the pan beneath the unit. Somehow it was missing the pan and dripping into the bilge and through the limber holes. Rather than replace the condensation pump, which have a high failure rate, I re-plumbed the drain tube into a large plastic bottle I fixed in the bilge below the AC unit. I then ran a tube from the bottle to a venturi device that I installed in the discharge hose just before it exits the hull. While I bought all the parts separately Mermaid makes a kit that has everything you need.

Good luck

Mike

October Moon 

https://www.mmair.com/marine-division/accessories/mermaid-condensator/

Thanks guys for your ideas. I have previously addressed the rear AC condensate. I determined that this was a water heater leak . The fitting where the engine coolant enters the hot water heater was leaking when the temperature raised upon motoring after a while. It was leaking fresh water, not engine coolant.It seems to be a pressed metal fit and not welded there. I changed the water heater. This one lasted 6 years.

Sam

I had our tank leak but on the coolant side and like you I replaced the entire tank. I had to replace the anti scald valve as that was part of the leak. The new valve , which is adjustable, now lets us have hot water for showers, etc in 20-30 mins versus and hour or better for marginally warm water. Apparently the original valve was faulty from the beginning.

Mike

RSS

Latest Activity

Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I use a bridle set up for a snubber which works well. We do swing at anchor and either side of the bridle takes the load. Lots of options and opinions out there. Pick the one you feel comfortable with and use it every time you anchor. BTW once…"
Wednesday
Mike Brown replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Paste"
Wednesday
Dave Shore replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"It's a paste, comes in the old shoe polish can."
Tuesday
Wayne replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Is that paste or liquid?"
Tuesday
James Taylor replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We carry 100ft 3/8 ht chain spliced to 150ft of  rode with original 45lb Delta quickset anchor  . Have not drug since installing chain. In my humble opinion, proper scope is as important as ground tackle.  Addition of  height,…"
Monday
Frank & Donna added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
Thumbnail

Fresh water flush

Has anyone changed to fresh water flush. If so, exactly what parts were needed. I have look online for a Jabsco fresh water flush kit, but can't seem to find the necessary parts. Any help and pics would be a great help. Thanks
Monday
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Peter, thank you for your input.  Last night I ordered the 55lb Rocna and 200' of 3/8"HT chain for peace of mind. (I hope that's 3/8"chain on my 40's windlass) So, there will be no weak links in the system. Now I will…"
Jul 14
Peter Obetz replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I went thru this same thought process about a year ago.  After quite a bit of research I decided on the peace of mind of not introducing a "weak" link into the system.  Some people advocate taking the the coupling link to a…"
Jul 14
ADVERTISE ON SEAKNOTS CONTACT US AT: 
candrac@sailforwater.com

© 2017   Created by CAN DRAC.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service