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Wet carpet in storage compartment


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So I'm not sure where this is coming from. I did recall last year always having a pretty damp carpet area in the storage compartment specifically where the red box is showing near the battery box. Now I do not have the air intake hose as it was missing when I purchased the boat. I did not have water coming in through the vent so I know that is not the issue. I am also putting the hose in on a side note. So this season I had Cory make me an Evo cover and I love it. I am sure it does not allow water to come into the boat. So while its covered I am still getting this damp area indicated in the photo. I haven't had time to test it but is it possible the 2 thru hull hoses and/or fittings are leaking ? When it rains would water really enter through there and drip down to the floor ? The cover does not go below the rub rail so I know it doesn't cover the thru hull ports. I will also mention that my bilge has had water in it and I haven't sucked it out in a few weeks since I cleaned the boat. Don't know if water sitting in the bilge including the middle could have a factor. I don't have any dampness anywhere else. Any help would be great ! Put some photos to show what area I am talking about.

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Thanks in advance,

Claudio

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Do you notice the dampness after taking the boat out or is this area damp only after a rain when its stored on the trailer?

I mounted my battery boxes in the area shown in your photo only to (insert shame here) realize that the screw I put in to hold the battery box down punctured the bottom of the hull. Not a whole lot of water, but the carpet would be damp after a trip out in the boat. :cry:

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Also check your bilge hose, on a previous boat a small split developed in the bilge hose and when the boat would auto bilge a small amount of water would leak back into the boat and wet the carpet

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Do you notice the dampness after taking the boat out or is this area damp only after a rain when its stored on the trailer?

I mounted my battery boxes in the area shown in your photo only to (insert shame here) realize that the screw I put in to hold the battery box down punctured the bottom of the hull. Not a whole lot of water, but the carpet would be damp after a trip out in the boat. :cry:

It wasn't from taking it out. As for this season it hasn't left my driveway so I know when it rains I get this wet carpeting in that area. So I know its not a hull puncture problem. I did notice today though that the thru-hull ballast drain is not tight to the hull. I can push it in on the top left of it. I think I may have to just tighten it and solve the issue.

Thanks though

Claudio

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Also check your bilge hose, on a previous boat a small split developed in the bilge hose and when the boat would auto bilge a small amount of water would leak back into the boat and wet the carpet

Yeah I thought about that but as I mentioned it has not been in the water so no pumping has been going on.

Thanks

Claudio

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I'm willing to bet your leak is coming from those hoses and / or connections.

Yeah I think its the outer seal to the hull. It is not tight and you can see that water could possibly come through. So I think whats happening is when it rains the water runs down the cover and right into the opening on the inlet. What I am curious is could I spin it from the outside and tighten it or does it have to be done on the inside via the collar nut ?

Thanks,

Claudio

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Well pulled the inlets for the ballast drain and resealed them. Also put a 90 on the inside so the hoses don't push against my amp rack. Pics !! hopefully this ends my leak in the storage compartment.

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