Re: Stuffing box drainage path
I think Cream Puff was retrofitted. We have a pump in the area that collects water from the leaking bow-thruster area connected to a sensor and alarm. When the sensor kicks in the alarm sounds and the pump automatically pumps the water into the forward head shower pan that obviously makes its way to the bilge. The alarm can be silenced for those trips when the bow thruster seriously need new seals.
I particularly like this set up because no modification was made to the watertight bulkhead.
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Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama
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Can that change be retrofitted to a 1999 SM?
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On Jun 7, 2019, at 8:11 AM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Late model SM Bow Thrusters do capture any sea water seepage and drain that to the gray water bilge. This change was done sometime in 2003.
On Thu, Jun 6, 2019, 6:40 PM Gary Wells <gary@...> wrote: