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I do not know what you mean by the "bow thruster breathing pipe." Photo?Some thoughts:
- Are the 2 bow lockers completely sealed at the bottom and sides?
- Is the original "D" profile gasket/seal in place and not deformed by compression?
- Is the anchor wash stainless steel pipe still in place and is it sealed where it connects to the deck?
- Is the anchor chain hawse pipe in the starboard locker without any cracks or holes? Photo, especially at top?
CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
We have just purchased a sm 2000 (378). The previous owner has had a small issue of water in the bow locker not a lot just one or two cups.
We have tried to find any leaks by sealing each locker and shining a bright light around the seals etc.and previously hosing down the lockers whilst also inside to find any leaks to no avail.
Recently the yacht was in the carribean and we had a lot of saragosi weed and upon arriving in the med and cleaning out the lockers we found a lot of seeds from this weed therefore where ever the water is coming in must be large enough for the seeds to come through we have come to the following possibility that the water is actually coming through the bow thrusters breather pipe. the only way we will test this is by placing some tissue or something similar on the top of the pipe to see if it gets wet.
As we will not be on the boat for another few months i just wondered if anyone has had the same issue and can confirm this can be a possibiity.