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I FOUND IT! August 27, 2009

Posted by sailingnightwatch in Durbeck, FL, Florida, ICW, Pensacola, Repairs, Restoration, Sailing, Sailing the ICW.

When we anchored this past weekend, the wife went and checked the forward storage area. Yep, lots of water. I pumped it out and went into the anchor locker. We had a good wind and with full sail were pressing hard. When doing that the drain for the anchor locker is under water. When the boat has a bone in her teeth, the drain can be a foot under water. As I pulled the anchor line out of the way, the part near the bottom was soaked. The bottom of the anchor well is about 3 inches below the new hose I had installed, and not calked for the wash down system. While I had everything out of the way, I calked the hole. Pumped and dried out the storage compartment and had a well deserved beer.

The next day the wind was as good and we sailed home again with the boat having a bone in her teeth. Upon arrival we checked the compartment and found a little water inside that could be soaked up with ½ a paper towel. Back with a little more calk and now waiting to go sailing again. That will be Labor Day weekend, weather permitting. This is race a weekend.



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