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Skeeter Leak #7430638 04/19/12 02:52 AM
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I have a 2004 skeeter sl210. I have noticed that a considerable amount of water is seeping in somwhere. Last time we took it out there was water all the way up to the middle floor storage in the bottom of the hull. That took about 4 hours to accumulate. Its a solid hull and i dont see any cracks. Not sure if its seeping in thru the plug or what. Does anyone know a good way to find a leak?


Re: Skeeter Leak [Re: crappie-mark] #7430742 04/19/12 03:08 AM
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put the plug in and put the water hose in the back and turn on and just watch for leaks.



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Re: Skeeter Leak [Re: crappie-mark] #7431524 04/19/12 12:06 PM
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I don't know if you have livewells but my zx225 had a little leak, enough to get the automatic bilge pump to come on after a couple of hours. Ended up being the o-rings in the quick disconnect hoses for the livewell drains. I did what ddantidwell recommended. One thing, the leaks I had took a while to start showing, so it would be a good idea to fill the area, go mow the lawn or do something else, then come back. I missed the leaks the first time because I wasn't patient enough.


Re: Skeeter Leak [Re: crappie-mark] #7431905 04/19/12 01:58 PM
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i didn't think about the livewell fittings. that would make sense since we have been using them lately. there are two livewells on the back deck. this is the first boat i've had with a "real" livewell.


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If you have installed anything that required drilling into the hull, check that spot also. A tiny hole amounts to a lot of water in a few hours.


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My livewell fittings leak just a tiny bit. I bet that's it. They didn't leak when they left the Triton factory in 1997. But my dad broke the pump and when I replaced it and re-did all the fittings, I guess I didn't seal one well enough.



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Re: Skeeter Leak [Re: patriot07] #7438581 04/20/12 08:42 PM
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Not sure what type of livewell pump setup you have, but in my '06 ZX190, I found a crack in the housing that the TRUE pump cartridge snaps into.


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Mine was the plug,just got a new plug


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Yep, mine was the housing on the livewell pumps also.


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+1 on the livewell pumps.



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Re: Skeeter Leak [Re: crappie-mark] #7484804 05/02/12 11:18 PM
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Probably,a Thru Hull leak. Automatic bilge pumps prevent the water from "sneaking up" on you.


Re: Skeeter Leak [Re: crappie-mark] #7487479 05/03/12 05:28 PM
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I have had 2 livewell leaks on mine over 25 years. Once a hose fitting came loose. The second time a rat ate through a hose. I finally got tired of them nesting in my boat and poisoned them. Guess what they look for when that poison starts to eat up their insides?



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