Re: A curious leak …

David Vogel

Did you overfill the fresh-water tank recently???

We also had a loose hose-clamp on the freshwater feed to the galley sink.

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Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2022 at 4:16 am
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Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] A curious leak ….

There's a cold beer / glass of wine for anyone who can solve this mystery . 
 Today we found fresh water in the bilge to port. Maybe 10-15 litres. The water was in the bilge under the sink and also in the bilge on the aft side of the table . Nowhere else.
The usual suspects proved innocent -- being the Seagull water filter ( previously guilty ) the galley tap and the drain pipes from both sinks . 

We  store wine bottles in a plastic box in the bilge under the aft side of the table . The box has sides about 12 inches , 25 cm , high. It doesn't leak . Somehow  about one litre of the fresh water found its way inside the box  even though it was only about 2 inches deep in the bilge . 

If there was a fresh water pipe leaking you would expect the pump to run occasionally. It doesn't . 

My next test is the washing machine despite the water in the bilge being clean of suds etc . Even if that is the culprit how did water get into the wine box ? 

I will report on the answer but if anyone can suggest a solution to the mystery that would be very welcome.

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen , SM 302, Lavrion , Greece 


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