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Old 04-25-2018, 08:03 PM
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Fishing with a friend and the bilge of his Bluewave 2400 is filling up with water when the livewells fills up with water. We have checked all of the fittings and seams, to make sure there isn't an issue there and are unable to find where the water is flowing into the bulge from. Does have any suggestions on what to look for?
Old 04-26-2018, 05:26 AM
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Check the seal below the rub rail. Sometimes it flexes,or leaks when under power.
Old 04-26-2018, 06:01 AM
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Can you use your phone and record while reaching around in the bilge to see if you can spot the leak.
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Make sure the live wells are glassed all the way to the top. Sometimes water can leak over the top of the live well and into the bilge.
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Pull the plug and let it sink! A Pathfinder will haul the bait! Haha
Old 05-01-2018, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Knight Patrol View Post
Fishing with a friend and the bilge of his Bluewave 2400 is filling up with water when the livewells fills up with water. We have checked all of the fittings and seams, to make sure there isn't an issue there and are unable to find where the water is flowing into the bulge from. Does have any suggestions on what to look for?
front livewell or back?
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it was the back livewell
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When they built my 2015 they used silicone on all the hoses where they connect to thru hulls and 4inch live well drain. Mine started leaking after a few years. This winter I pulled them all apart cleaned them and redid with 5100. No more leaks. Might check those.
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Are you sure its the livewell? I would plug the center hole in the floor where the floor bilge is and see if it still happens. On the newer boats The floor bilge has a hole at the top that allows water to go into the boat bilge when the floor bilge is full. We typically plug the hole with foam or silicone on most of our customers boats. This way the bilge stays dry. They do it this way Incase the scuppers clog on the trailer, then boat wont fill up, but Im not a fan of any sort of salt water getting into the bilge, which is possible if the floor bilge fills up while fishing.
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Originally Posted by Dossmarine View Post
Are you sure its the livewell? I would plug the center hole in the floor where the floor bilge is and see if it still happens. On the newer boats The floor bilge has a hole at the top that allows water to go into the boat bilge when the floor bilge is full. We typically plug the hole with foam or silicone on most of our customers boats. This way the bilge stays dry. They do it this way Incase the scuppers clog on the trailer, then boat wont fill up, but Im not a fan of any sort of salt water getting into the bilge, which is possible if the floor bilge fills up while fishing.
Thank you and I will have him look into this since it maybe the cause.
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I'm having the same issue... any update Knight Patrol on your friends findings?
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Are you SURE it's a leak from the livewell, floor drains, rubrail etc??? Reason I ask is the very first time I put my new 2017 BlueWave 2400PB in the water lastyear it got water in it, I'd say appx 1/2 a gallon in maybe 30 mins. I checked everything and couldn't see any leaks. I finally started checking things off the list of "WTH could it be?" I figured out it was the rubber O-ring on the drainplug! The O-ring had torn in half but still stayed on the plug. I replaced the O-ring and problem solved. I bought a cheap 10pk of the O-rings at Lowes and leave them in the boat. I've actually had to replace it 2-3x over the last year and a half of ownership. I like the "screw it half way out and leave it as it is" operation of the plug but not impressed with the fact that a .1/2c O-ring keeps a $80k boat afloat! I understand a neoprene or urathane O-ring is the best and more permanent replacement for these rubber O-rings but I've not yet taken the time to find them.

Also, does the boat have an oldschool speedo pitot intake and tube on the transom? If so those are notorious for coming undone at the gauge or developing a leak in that waterline and while running they will steadily pump water into the boat.
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Originally Posted by KennyB20 View Post
Make sure the live wells are glassed all the way to the top. Sometimes water can leak over the top of the live well and into the bilge.
This.. I had a BlueWave 2200 and the front live well leaked into the console badly.. I finally got a mirror and looked under the lip and saw that it wasn't sealed so when I was running and the water sloshed it leaked into the console and soaked everything.
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Originally Posted by Knight Patrol View Post
Fishing with a friend and the bilge of his Bluewave 2400 is filling up with water when the livewells fills up with water. We have checked all of the fittings and seams, to make sure there isn't an issue there and are unable to find where the water is flowing into the bulge from. Does have any suggestions on what to look for?
Open the live well and look up around the edges, or as mentioned use your phone to record it. Pretty sure you will see gaps where sealant should be between the top of the well and the structure. Happened to me and you won't believe how many boats have this problem. Google it and you'll see what I mean,. Do this first before you check anything else.
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