Macwester 27 water entry

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    Christopher LambertChristopher Lambert
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    <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?

    Many thanks from a potential Macwester owner!

    #3692
    Chris NixonChris Nixon
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    Try the stern gland first then check all the seacocks and pip work

    the pump should not come on with out a

    reason.
    chris

    #3693
    Lyndeen CalvertLyndeen calvert
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    There is something seriously a miss as to have enough water to go through the floor(I’m assuming plywood as ours is) and then wet the carpet in only a week.

    Unless a lot of rain water is getting in through cockpit area hatches.  Assuming its been heavy rain a week before veiwing. As Chris said the stern gland and seacocks.

    Cocabana’s custodian

     

    #3706

    The stern gland, when at rest, after a couple of turns on the grease cup, should not leak at all.

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