Quarter berth leak, possibly sugar scoop related?

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Quarter berth leak, possibly sugar scoop related?

Postby RadioZephyr » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:10 am

I noticed an accumulation of salt water (I believe) in the compartment behind the aft wall of the quarter berth in my F36/38. I'm thinking that the source is the sugar scoop that was added to the transom (i.e., not glassed in), but I'm not sure how to address it. Has anyone else experienced this issue?

Also, I know that the scoop fills with water, but I think this may be through one or all of the access ports. I want to replace the o-rings on those and see if that helps, does anyone know what size they are?

Thanks!

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Re: Quarter berth leak, possibly sugar scoop related?

Postby wcwcwc » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:30 am

Look for clogged liner holes in the aft compartment. My 36's holes were clogged and when unclogged it drained well with no further problem. Not sure of the source.
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Re: Quarter berth leak, possibly sugar scoop related?

Postby bad » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:19 am

I got new o-rings from McMaster Carr by carefully measuring the ID of the groove and the width. It was a old Perks bronze deck plate. To really chase the leak(s), consider drying the inside of the scoop, lining it with paper towels (better even may be taping the towels up under each fitting) and then have at it with a water hose from the outside.

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Re: Quarter berth leak, possibly sugar scoop related?

Postby wcwcwc » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:30 am

On my earlier post: make that "limber" holes not " liner" holes
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Re: Quarter berth leak, possibly sugar scoop related?

Postby Ereiss » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:33 pm

I had the same issue that Bill had. While I can't tell you where the water came in from (wasn't much) I do know that the limber holes were blocked and resulted in some slight damage to the wood. Poked some kabob sticks through the openings and all is good.
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Re: Quarter berth leak, possibly sugar scoop related?

Postby gamayun » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:56 pm

Where exactly are these holes located? This might be my problem, too!
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Re: Quarter berth leak, possibly sugar scoop related?

Postby Ereiss » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:00 pm

My best memory is that on the port side of the aft cabin there is an access panel. Lift or unscrew it and the limber hole is at the aft end of the bilge area. That's the best I can remember and describe without driving down to the boat. There's a chance I had to take the aft vertical panel out at the foot of the berth but darned if I can remember. Good luck
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Re: Quarter berth leak, possibly sugar scoop related?

Postby RadioZephyr » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:40 pm

Are the holes you're talking about somewhere in this area? I felt around and I couldn't find any holes, but maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.
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Re: Quarter berth leak, possibly sugar scoop related?

Postby gamayun » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:04 pm

Yeah, I'd be curious, too. I did recently find out that those are the zerc fittings for the rudder post, which if you look closely, has some seepage around it. You might want to check to see if that might be the source of your leak.
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Re: Quarter berth leak, possibly sugar scoop related?

Postby RadioZephyr » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:12 pm

Naa, the boat isn't in the water at the moment, so it can't be the fitting that's leaking. After my visit the other day I'm pretty sure it's the sugar scoop, but I'm not exactly sure how to stop it. I imagine the proper way to do it would be to disconnect the scoop and re-bed it with 5200, right?
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