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Dunny
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18.05.2017 at 17:56:04
 
Hello all, I've just joined the association. I own Jema 11 and she is in La Rochelle France. I have a problem in that not all the water drains into the bildge, some remain around the engine area. Any thoughts would he greatly received.
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Reply #1 - 19.05.2017 at 08:17:51
 
Hi Danny
Have you traced source of under engine water?
Maybe check water pump, stern gland, leaking hoses & etc. Are seacocks left closed?
Water will only drain to bilge if no baffles, engine bearers  etc in the way.
A small hand pump can be used to clear.
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Reply #2 - 21.05.2017 at 08:55:13
 
thanks John, I think t may well be the stren glad. Took her a shake down yesterday had had lots of water coming in, especially when keeling. Thanks for your help Dunny
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Reply #3 - 22.05.2017 at 15:25:31
 
Dunny - if water entering when heeled also check toe rail join between deck & hull - a large number of nuts & bolts that may require tightening. A well known Trapper 'characteristic'..........John
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Reply #4 - 22.05.2017 at 15:42:16
 
I had to rebolt my entire toerail using Sikaflex, new bolts, penny washers and nilocks to get rid of leaks on my Trapper 300.  Now a dry boat.

If it is heeling that causes the leak, as John says it is very likely the toe rail joint.  Especially if the engine isn't running.

Are you getting water in the lockers or just in the engine area?
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Reply #5 - 23.05.2017 at 17:52:37
 
thanks John and Justin. I know what is causing the water, the stern gland, which I will refit this weekend. But I now have another issue. The water from the stern gland drips into a v tray beneath the engine tray. This I suppose goes to the bildge, however it appears to be holding in a small gap between the engine drip tray and the engine door. I tried to clear it using a long piece of metal but no joy. The sol/ floor as been glued so a rather big job to remove. Any thoughts on this retained water would really help.
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Reply #6 - 23.05.2017 at 20:14:14
 
Dunny - assuming stern gland repack stops the leak only a very few drops will then accumulate. On my T300 I have a small hand pump - as used to pump out engine oil - & once/twice a year I clear out area between the engine bearers - about 1/2 litre if that.
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Reply #7 - 25.05.2017 at 15:57:04
 
thanks John a good point. I think I will get a hand pump like you mentioned.
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