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#10901827 - 06/07/15 08:04 PM Boat leaking
RangerBass21 Offline
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There any place I can take my boat and have them test where my boats leaking from if it's the hull or live wells? Every time I pull the drain plug a lot of water comes out. When I flip the bilge nothing comes out, and yes the bilge works, it's new
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#10901931 - 06/07/15 08:47 PM Re: Boat leaking [Re: RangerBass21]
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Maybe the water from the ice coolers?

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#10902017 - 06/07/15 09:30 PM Re: Boat leaking [Re: RangerBass21]
RangerBass21 Offline
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Not the cooler, never use it and I don't think that would come out as a half gallon or little more than half of gallon of water.its leaking from somewhere.
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#10902229 - 06/07/15 11:54 PM Re: Boat leaking [Re: RangerBass21]
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May sound stupid but try fillin it up yourself with the water hose. You might be able to see where water is leaking out of?

Leaking a lot I would be worried. Do you take a lot of water over the back when you come off pad?
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#10902270 - 06/08/15 03:07 AM Re: Boat leaking [Re: RangerBass21]
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How low does your bilge sit? If it isn't pumping water but works, are you sure that your not having water come over the transom when you are pulling the boat out of the water? Can you plug your livewell from outside the boat? Could eliminate that if you can. I can get quite a bit of water come in when coming off pad too quickly. I always have about a half gallon in my boat when I load it.

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#10902387 - 06/08/15 07:37 AM Re: Boat leaking [Re: RangerBass21]
RangerBass21 Offline
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When I come off pad I usually give it alittle throttle before I come to a stop to keep the water from coming over the back, the bilge sits low, it's pump water before out, but doesn't pump this water out, I was thinking might be the livewells, the fill up full then when I get on plane half of it drains out when I get to a spot automatic livewell usually kicks on for good while to fill it back up
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#10902479 - 06/08/15 08:18 AM Re: Boat leaking [Re: RangerBass21]
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I think Fun & Sun can leak test a boat.
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#10903277 - 06/08/15 01:03 PM Re: Boat leaking [Re: RangerBass21]
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Put plug in fill livewells let it set overnite pull plug next mornin see what cha got
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#10903663 - 06/08/15 03:31 PM Re: Boat leaking [Re: RangerBass21]
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Only way I have found leaks is with the boat in the lake and look at bilge area turning aerators. You will see it. Sometime battery`s and chargers need to be moved to see well enough.
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#10903675 - 06/08/15 03:34 PM Re: Boat leaking [Re: opus]
RangerBass21 Offline
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Originally Posted By: opus
Put plug in fill livewells let it set overnite pull plug next mornin see what cha got
good way to see if the livewells are leaking, eventually the livewells will go dry if they're
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#10903734 - 06/08/15 03:51 PM Re: Boat leaking [Re: RangerBass21]
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That's the exact reason I ordered my SeaArk with no bait or live wells. The only hole in the hull below the water line is for the drain plug.
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#10903831 - 06/08/15 04:32 PM Re: Boat leaking [Re: RangerBass21]
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you might check the water pressure tube or the speedo tube. if they're leaking in the hull, you'll collect water. also, on my pathfinder, the bilge pump is mounted a little bit higher than the very back/bottom of the bilge, so there's always a little water left in there. also, once i was having trouble with water in the bilge and turned out that the discharge nozzle on the pump was cracked and i was just pumping water around in the bilge. good luck.
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#10903888 - 06/08/15 04:56 PM Re: Boat leaking [Re: smooth move]
RangerBass21 Offline
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Originally Posted By: smooth move
you might check the water pressure tube or the speedo tube. if they're leaking in the hull, you'll collect water. also, on my pathfinder, the bilge pump is mounted a little bit higher than the very back/bottom of the bilge, so there's always a little water left in there. also, once i was having trouble with water in the bilge and turned out that the discharge nozzle on the pump was cracked and i was just pumping water around in the bilge. good luck.
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#10904252 - 06/08/15 07:51 PM Re: Boat leaking [Re: RangerBass21]
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Next time you are on the water, look at the drain plug from the inside.
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#10916505 - 06/14/15 01:04 PM Re: Boat leaking [Re: RangerBass21]
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How much water are we talking about? If you fish for 4 hours and you empty a cup of water or 5 gallon bucket of water?

If water leaks in, then water will leak out also. Turn off your batteries and fill the bilge with water sitting in the driveway. Come back in 4 hours and see how wet the driver way is. If it isn't wet, it may be leaking from one of your livewell intakes.
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