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Water in the Hull? Yes it's a CS

Old 06-21-2019, 09:24 AM
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Purchased a used 2007 19 DLX CS yesterday and removed the none working transducer from the bottom on the transom. Water came out. Is there way to determine how much water is in there? Is there a method for drying it out? If it needs to be taken apart and have the foam changed and resealed what is the cost for something like this ? In the mean time the boat will be stored under cover and the CC and screw holes will be resealed to prevent the problem from getting worse. thanks in advance for any suggestions and help
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:27 AM
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is my carolina skiff water logged
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:28 AM
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Once foam is saturated it needs to be removed there is no drying it out. No doubt if you pay someone to do this its going to be a big job. I have seen alot of ways people DIY removed the foam and reform the boat. Where is the water line on the boat? Maybe you just have a wet transom? Try to weight the boat on a scale and see how much over factory specs it is.
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:38 AM
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If water came pouring out you should test the whole transom. You can get a moisture meter or if you have a plastic hammer tap it and listen for the different sound. You can also jump on the motor and see if the transom flexes. Check also from inside push on transom or/and drill some more holes. Depending on what you discover you may want to let it dry out to determine the extent of rot if any. You can pour resin in if only small area otherwise if damage is expensive start thinking about replacement If you intend on keeping it.
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Old 06-21-2019, 10:07 AM
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Is there foam behind the screws? I would leave the screw holes open and let it sit for a few days. Put a pan under to catch any water. Maybe even get a shop vac and put some suction on the holes to see if it draws any more water out. Based on these result decide the next step but don't start thinking the worse yet.
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Old 06-21-2019, 10:17 AM
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Oh dang!. That sucks. Let it sit like that for a while in the hot sun.
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Old 06-21-2019, 10:31 AM
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Either cut it all out or I have seen people drill holes ever 10 Inches In ever direction on the bottom side of the whole boat and let sit for a month or two and fill all the holes once it stops dripping. ... either way it's a time game .
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Old 06-21-2019, 02:51 PM
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Is this issue something that happens to sealed skiff like boats? Or is this a Carolina Skiff thing.
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Old 06-21-2019, 05:28 PM
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Is this issue something that happens to sealed skiff like boats? Or is this a Carolina Skiff thing.
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Old 06-21-2019, 05:46 PM
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Back in the day folks would drill holes in transom of boston whalers and hang them vertically for a while....could be done with yours also.. Remove engine first....
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Old 06-21-2019, 05:49 PM
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It's my understanding certain models were prone to having water issues and around 2014 models started getting 2 new garboard drains. I have the main drain, 1 garboard drain on port and starboard. I'd say your best bet would be to strip the boat completely and have it weighed after finding out how much the factory dry weight was for that boat. If you're pretty close to the factory it may not be that much water. Also, I think you could add your own garboard drains. Not sure if this was an isolated issue to CS or if all Skiffs have the issue.
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:08 PM
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Based on that video the foam doesn't seem to be holding the water. Like the video showed drill a hole for a drain plug on both sides. Let it drain and dry out. The new plugs will allow you to monitor it. Next is to determine how or why its getting in. Maybe cut in a 6" round hatch on the deck above these areas for additional access. Have it weighed at truck stop and compare to mfg spec weight. If its close get on the water have fun.
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:22 PM
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common problem with CS. Stringers are crossways. sucks. sold mine because of the design...
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:27 PM
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Drain the water you can, then go enjoy the boat
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Originally Posted by inriver View Post
common problem with CS. Stringers are crossways. sucks. sold mine because of the design...

this is why drilling a hole In the transom will only take care of maybe the 1 st foot closest to the transom. Every foot is a stringer then more foam,then another stringer and more foam etc for the whole length of the boat. Unless your drill bit is as long as your boat then drilling a hole In the transom only gets maybe 10 percent of the boat if that.

good news is you might have coosa board in the CS and not wood.

I have seen CS so water log that in the winter it freezes and makes the floor wavey looking the spring.
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Originally Posted by C Noel View Post
Is this issue something that happens to sealed skiff like boats? Or is this a Carolina Skiff thing.
They start sealed but someone at the factory or after the fact drill and do not proper seal. Water will always find a way.
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Old 06-22-2019, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by THE BARRACUDA View Post
They start sealed but someone at the factory or after the fact drill and do not proper seal. Water will always find a way.
Like sealing up with silicone instead of 4600 would possibly leak?
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Old 06-22-2019, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeepman View Post
Drain the water you can, then go enjoy the boat
THIS.

Add the additional drains and when not using the boat keep the nose up. Don’t overthink it.
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Originally Posted by Chillinthemost View Post

THIS.

Add the additional drains and when not using the boat keep the nose up. Don’t overthink it.
This - have a '12 CS that came without the sponson garboard drains. Drilled holes, drained less than a gallon out of either side and installed the drains. Boat sits on a trailer in a shed and when not in use, the drains are open and the bow elevated. Occasionally see few ounces drain out after use but don't believe I have a "hull full of water".
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