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Old 07-13-2019, 09:17 PM
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Yesterday noticed there was a large amount of water in my aft. Vacuumed about 50 gallons out by the back bed and the water was in the storage compartments. The clean water tank and the bilge is at a little higher spot. Any idea where the water may be coming from? Boat is a 2006 Cabrio Larson.
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:59 AM
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that is a HUGE amount of water, how big is the boat ?...
was the water salt or fresh ?.. was it grey or fresh ?
how is the fresh water tank ?... full or empty ?

need far more info ...
but make sure your bilge pumps are working !!!
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:59 AM
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Massive water . First thought was rub rail in rough days water is forced if bad seal but not 50g.
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:58 AM
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Are you sure it was 50 Gal? What size is your fresh water tank? Any rain lately? Any water trails from above? Water leaks suck, but 50 gallons of water is massive. Was there any water in the bilges?
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:08 AM
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Ummmm... you are sinking.50 gallons of water weighs over 400 lbs.Better figure out the source fast.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:20 AM
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You need to look! None of us know where it's coming from. That's a lot of water.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:24 AM
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if did not notice tanks empty or significantly lower and was actually 50 gals then i would be pulling boat to check hull, that is a lot of water, on the other hand something like 5 gals could be a leak top side that is letting rain, etc in
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Now how are we going to possibly know where it coming from? You offer no information.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:29 AM
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How is it even possible for a cabin to be lower than "the bilge"?
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:39 AM
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How is it even possible for a cabin to be lower than "the bilge"?
You have never seen a boat that has sunk ?
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:50 AM
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The boat is a 2006 Cabrio Larson 330. Yes there was a lot of water. There are 5 compartments under the aft bed, which The port side had the majority of the water but went to the other storage compartments. Vacuumed it the compartments all blankets and pillows where completely soaked with water. The aft bilge is just above the bed. The fresh water tank has no holes, we checked for this and where the fresh water tank is the water cannot get to the section of the boat. I am thinking coming from the toilet when pumping the water in to flush or the anchor Hull. But still not sure.
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:41 AM
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the black circle is the bilge and the other blue circles are the compartments that we’re full of water.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:39 AM
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how did you determine 50 gallons? did you empty a 5 gallon shop vac 10+ times?
you need to haul the boat out of the water before it ends up sinking you aint getting 50 gallons of fresh water inside your boat unless you left it unattended for a couple months and one of your bilge pumps failed to pump out any rain water that may wash over the cockpit
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:52 AM
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Looking at interior pics of the 330, there appears to be no way there is a "bilge" above the aft cabin. Maybe we are having a nomenclature issue here.

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Yes it took us an hour to vac the water out.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:28 AM
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haul the boat and have it checked
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:43 AM
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Thanks going to have to before it sinks.
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:03 AM
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Was the water in the mechanical bilge areas? Your storage compartments below the aft cabin would be at this same level and boats tend to have trails where water can travel forward and aft. Taking it out is a good idea in my opinion. If it was 50 gallons and you had wet pillows/cushions that's not a toilet issue, the boat sound like it is sinking and the bilge pumps can't keep up.
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:22 PM
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No, no water in mechanical area. Was all contained in the storage compartments under the aft bed. The funny thing is we could not figure out why it would not go above 10 mph and came back to the dock and this was why. We thought we had motor issues.
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:32 PM
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Roll up those sleeves put on some yoga pants, vacuum all the water out again then,
crawl around until you find the leak. Start with the obvious. Anything you think it might be then move on from there.
flushing toilets, using sinks, washing top decks down. Cranking up all pumps onboard one at a time. Check generator cooling lines. Either you do it or your wallet does it. Turn the music off don’t chat while doing it and listen......
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