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#462472 - 06/03/09 12:52 PM hull water  
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I have a 93 Rinker 260 Fiesta Vee, last spring at splash just after coming on to plane my wife noticed the carpet was wet, looked everywhere & could not find a source, the second time out the same thing, third time nothing, this year same deal, put her in this past Sunday & wet carpet, this year I hear water in the hull about midship & nothing in the transom.
Q:Is it possible my internal drain holes are plugged? where I hear water there is no bilge pump, it seems that when I go to get on plane the water rolls back to the rear bulkhead & when on plane it rushes forward, do I have drain holes or a drain pipe? & what is the best way to clean them?

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#462475 - 06/03/09 01:11 PM Re: hull water [Re: joefire]  
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silly question but do you have a forward bilge pump and is it functioning?


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#462476 - 06/03/09 01:22 PM Re: hull water [Re: joefire]  
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According to folks in the know there are 2 pumps, 1 in front of the engine & 1 just below the stairs leading into the cabin, none forward that I know of, which is why I question if the drain holes, pipe are plugged, as I have no water in the engine compartment

#462489 - 06/03/09 03:24 PM Re: hull water [Re: joefire]  
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Is the one under the stairs working? Maybe they forgot to cut limber holes in the stringers so the water can get to the bilge.

I would find out how to access the forward bilge pump and see if it is sitting in water.

If it is under warranty I would have the dealer inspect it. That much water in the hull for a year is not good. Probably filling up with rainwater.

#462490 - 06/03/09 03:43 PM Re: hull water [Re: prober]  
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Do you have a shower in the head? If so, is there a possibility the shower drains into a sump? The sump would be likely be located along the centerline of the hull in the cockpit floor, probably below a section of floor that is removeable. To find out if you have a sump somewhere, look at the floor in the head. If there's a drain there, it will either drain overboard or into a sump. When the floor of the shower pan is at a lower level than the water level when the boat is at rest, they let the water drain down into a sump then pump it overboard through a fitting in the side of the hull.

If you have a shower and sump, it will have a bilge pump. If that pump is not operating properly the sump may be filled with water.


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#462523 - 06/03/09 07:17 PM Re: hull water [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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I have a bladder pump in the shower, all systems are dry at this point, it has to be residual water collected after the shrink wrap was taken off( I do have a leak in the starboard window)question is, why is it not draining to the transom?

#462588 - 06/04/09 02:27 PM Re: hull water [Re: joefire]  
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Joe, I doubt your boat (or mine) was designed to allow water that has collected in a forward area to drain back to the bilge.

Rinker is widely known for great customer service. I'd give them a call and explain your problem and see what advice they can give you.

I'd also see what they can recommend how to fix the window leak. If that isn't fixed your sloshing water will be a never ending problem.


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#462678 - 06/05/09 02:42 PM Re: hull water [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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I am fairly sure there are internal drain holes or drain pipe to the transom, this is a 28ft cruiser, I dont think they would leave any spot on the boat without a water outlet? think this would be dangerous

#462695 - 06/05/09 06:15 PM Re: hull water [Re: joefire]  
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My friend's old FW 245 SD sometimes had water in "the hole" down in the cabin that never found it's way back to the bilge. If memory serves, our Sea Ray is the same way, that water had to be pumped out... Our Sun Runner on the other hand, did have an 'exit hole', water up front & out back could change places. There was a forward bilge pump under the floor...


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