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    Posted: 31 March 2024 at 19:29
Hi everyone, i was crawling around lazarette while it was raining and noticed backstay/stern rail is leaking. I'll fix it but the problem is that water is collecting and sitting on the floor in the transom (all the way back where all the hoses and wires are). Has anyone dealt with this?
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hi, this winter i have resealed the following
Fairleads, swim ladder mounts, gps gland, backstay mounts, (all three) but the biggest leack was coming from the joint between the deck and the hull at the rear 150mm of the deck. this was compounded by the boat not level while on the hard and all rainwater floing off the back of the boat. this was sealed from the outside.
its not fully done on my 400 yet but i plan to reseal the joint (on the outside anyway) for the full length of the boat
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Thank you both for your posts. 

 I also found a leak at the deck-to-hull seam on the stbd side right at the stern.   Water was running down the toe-rail and then curling down to the seam where the caulking had come out.   Months of rainwater with a small leak adds up to buckets.  In my case the water seems to find its way from the lazarette to the bilge.

I plan to investigate more this spring as I still get some freshwater in the bilge which could be rain or maybe just condensation. 

Will post on this thread if I find anything else.
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Thank you for sharing your experience. For me the water collects in the transom with all the hoses and wires there. How do i make it run to the bilge? 
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Hi SailCS33,   I mistakenly thought your post was for a 400 which is the model I have and I donít know how the drainage works for the 320.  Having said that Iím also not sure how it works on my boat and Iíll try to figure that out next chance I have in May.
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Watch out:
I had to raise all the cabling from the transom "floor" because some fresh water coming from the outside shower hose accumulated and caused a short , which burned  one of the unused Simnet cables connector ( Nav instruments switch tripped) .
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Originally posted by cptgood cptgood wrote:

Watch out:
I had to raise all the cabling from the transom "floor" because some fresh water coming from the outside shower hose accumulated and caused a short , which burned  one of the unused Simnet cables connector ( Nav instruments switch tripped) .

Have you found a way to allow for the water to drain towards the bilge?
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I don't think it is possible due to distance and bulkheads along the way.
Maybe an automatic pump would do. In any case there should be no water in that space besides some moisture or dripping from the shower hose, if everything is sealed as it should be.
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Hello

We have had sometimes problem with leaking shower hose. If the water pump runs occasionally at night, itís time to fix the leakage, and take water out from the area mentioned before. Because we donít have traditional deep bilge, I think it is better to do this way than lead the water somewhere under the floor panels. We have never had other leakages, and the area is always absolutely dry Ė as far the shower doesnít leak.
Maybe a cheap water leak detector would be useful, if you doubt there is still a leakage after fixing.

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Hi SailCS33:

The more I think about this the more I wonder if you really want that area to drain to the bilge.   The problem with bilgewater is that it can be hard to figure out where it's coming from.  At least in your case you can know when your transom area leak is resolved because you'll stop accumulating water there, and you'll know any water in the bilge is coming from somewhere else.   As cptgood pointed out, you should be able to seal the area and then there will be no need to drain it.
I still have a slow leak of rainwater somewhere on the boat and haven't been able to track down the source because there are many hidden pathways to the bilge.  
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