<p style=”text-align: left;”>I saw a Macwester (Atlanta) 27 this week, with a view to buying it. I was concerned that the carpet was wet. The broker explained that the automatic bilge pump had been accidentally left off for about a week, which had allowed enough water to accumulate in the bilge to cover the floor. While we were looking at the boat, the automatic bilge pump activated every 15 minutes or so.</p>
Is this a normal rate of water entry? I suspect not. If not, where is it most likely to be coming from… Stern gland? Or seacocks? Should I just walk away, or could it just be a simple fix?