E381 - Los Angeles
Yes, I recall it being a copper tube on the 32-3. After cleaning mine with a coathanger, the connection to the stem appeared to loosen. I caulked it with epoxy putty from the outside.
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Water comes in via the mast, for sure, but fifteen gallons sounds like too much. The appearance of the water can be a clue (for example, it can pick up black crud if coming in under the engine) but the taste is more important. I dip my finger and lick it every time I pump the bilge. It's kinda disgusting, but it's better to know.I have an '87 34'. I am having trouble with water in the bilge, and I cannot determine where it is coming from. I can get as much as 15 gal after a couple heavy rains. I cannot find any leaks that bad, that it would result in that much water coming in.
Has anybody ever had such a problem??? Could it be coming from the mast????
It is always clear water, except one time it was black.
Agreed - that much water is probably not coming in through the anchor well drainage hole in the stem ... unless the hose between the bottom of the anchor well liner and that drainage hole has come loose. Based on how mine was attached when I removed the liner, that connection isn't likely to have broken.I think 20 gallons would be over the floorboards on my 38. For that volume of water I'd look to the rudder tube, as Ken cited in Post #28.
Symptom: Water in the bilge after returning to slip. Bilge is normally dry. Cause: Rudder packing gland/rudder tube/frozen lower grease fitting. There should not be much water in the bilge of a fiberglass boat. I figure that with a dripless...ericsonyachts.org
My drain hose was made of the gray plastic tubing (Pex?) that's also used with the water tanks, water heater, etc. Not copper. But who knows what they had on hand at the factory day-to-day.Yes, I recall it being a copper tube on the 32-3. After cleaning mine with a coathanger, the connection to the stem appeared to loosen. I caulked it with epoxy putty from the outside.