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Greetings from Down Under
I am on the Gold Coast in Australia and own a 2001 340 fiesta vee. [Purchased late 2015.]
Never owned a boat before and it’s been a big learning curve , lots of problems / money but have enjoyed the whole deal.
Just when you think the whole thing is close to sorted along comes another problem and would appreciate your help / opinions.
Our marina gets lots of marine growth on the hull and I use a diver every few months to clean the hull and drives [ I slip the boat and anti foul it also].
I had just fixed a fresh water leak in the rear bilge which I traced back to leaking back sink tap , replaced it and all good, then had the driver clean the hull and drives and then noticed a salt water leak in my back bilge .Then noticed I had more salt water leaking very slowly in the mid ship bilge!.
I monitored the back bilge leak and am getting about one and a half us gallon over 7 days.
The mid ship bilge leak is a real mystery , maybe about a quart in your terms, as soon as I clean it out it just pools up again overnight. Seems to be coming from forward as I can feel water pooling in front of the mid ship bilge area. The water seems to be seeping between the glass structure and the epoxy paint layer on top of structure. Have checked the seacocks for aircon and toilet] and cannot see any leaks.
Where would the water in mid ship bilge be coming from?
Would this water be making its way to the back bilge area? [I can see a water trail just near the start battery on the starboard side in the back bilge..
Could the diver dislodged something and caused a small leak.?
Both transom shields were replaced December 2015 and recently I had three mechanics check out the engines , transom shields and bilge but they could not see any direct leak from engines or transom etc.
I really enjoy the forum and look forward to keeping in contact.