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    Water Leaking In Through Engine Room Vents

    The bilge under my engine has always held a significant amount of water, and for awhile I thought it was just rain water dripping through the edges of the hatch. But I happened to be in there while it was raining recently, and the water is actually coming in (pretty liberally) through the port side vent. The one that isn't connected to a blower.

    How typical is that? Is it just a bad design, or do I need to pull the thing and add some sealant?
    "Binti B"
    1996 2855 Ciera Sunbridge
    Richmond, BC

    #2
    Pretty common issue. It basically rains right on it. The interior collector box on the port side is probably non existent and even the blower hose connected to the collector box on the Interior starboard side likely acts like a funnel allowing rain water to run right on in. I and a few others have fabricated custom collector boxes to keep the water out.
    Post #72
    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...-my-2556/page5
    Dave
    Edmonds, WA
    "THE FIX"
    '93 2556
    Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

    The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
    Misc. projects thread
    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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      #3
      I am dealing with this problem right now also.
      I cannot quite see from the photos how the custom boxes are designed.
      Does anybody have some drawings showing how to do this or alternate solutions please.

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        #4
        Originally posted by AJB View Post
        I am dealing with this problem right now also.
        I cannot quite see from the photos how the custom boxes are designed.
        Does anybody have some drawings showing how to do this or alternate solutions please.
        I used a set of the flimsy plastic collectors as a mold to glass up some new ones. Did the same with the 4” oval piece coming off the top. Once the two parts were made it was just a matter of cutting and test fitting until it fit how I wanted it, pulled it out and glassed the two pieces together.
        Dave
        Edmonds, WA
        "THE FIX"
        '93 2556
        Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

        The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
        Misc. projects thread
        https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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          #5
          Thanks builder dude. Very helpful. As you surmised my port collecting box is non existent and the starboard collecting box with the blower is pretty marginal. I shall make something similar to yours. Did you happen to take a photo of your port side fabrication?

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            #6
            Very typical, and yes.... a poor design.

            I cured my issue by having SS rain deflectors made, and I installed them over each vent louver.
            Not necessarily very pretty, but they get the job done.
            Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
            2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
            Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
            Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
            Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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