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    4788 Midship Stateroom Leak-gctid803135

    Hi All

    I think we found our valence leak. Not sure where but we re-caulked the entire flybridge and it seems to have stopped. The leak we can't find is at the foot of the bed in midship stateroom. If you are laying in the bed, there is a nice leak at the lower right corner by where your right foot would be (assuming you are on the inside). Has anyone else experienced this and found the leak?

    It is really getting the mattress and platform wet and smelly.

    We have re-caulked the windows and stanchions, but it still persists.

    The downside of ending the California drought is that we have to deal with leaks that have probably been there for years and we never had to deal with them.

    Thanks

    Jeff

    #2
    Jeff we have the same leak on our's at the foot of the bed and unfortunately I have not located the the culprit. Hopefully someone who has tracked this down will chime in.

    Best regards,

    Jason
    Jason M.
    Bellevue, Washington
    4788 "Third Day"
    Cummins 330's

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      #3
      I battled this exact leak for a year. The bed would get wet after a really hard rain but particularly after being out traveling in rough water. I caulked everything but the problem was eventually located to faulty installation of the rubrail section outside the stateroom. Had the rubrail removed and properly reinstalled. I wrote about this somewhere else on BOC.
      Evan
      2001 Bayliner 4788 "Fifty / Fifty II"
      League City, TX

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        #4
        "If you are laying in the bed, there is a nice leak at the lower right corner by where your right foot would be (assuming you are on the inside). Has anyone else experienced this and found the leak?"

        How is the condition of your side drain at the back of the sliding pilothouse door opening walk around base? You can get a better look in there by pulling out the false panel behind the drawers/cabinets at the very front of the galley port side just behind the stove facing port. Pull that false panel and look at the drain lines from the sliding door area and the upper flybridge.
        Northport NY

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          #5
          We had the same leak for years until I checked where the outside scupper (just aft of the port pilot house door) was attached to the drain hose. You can access through a panel in the back wall of the kitchen cupboard next to the stove. In our case I could not get the screw threads to mesh so I just covered the joint with sealant.
          1997 4788 with Cummins 5.9 (315 hp)
          12 ft Rendova with 40 hp Merc 4 cycle
          Pacific NW

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            #6
            I had the same scupper leak... looked at it and it appeared intact until I grabbed the hose and pulled...the drain assembly corroded through .... went to hardware store and replaced drain parts and re-bedded scupper.... no leak! also check scupper in galley, there is an access panel in the lower cupboard. good luck.

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              #7
              I experienced a leak into the guest stateroom that ended up being the port windscreen allowing a dribble which ran along then down the fwd door jam of the port pilothouse door. It was then running into the hole that the port filler back cushion -pin slips into......THAT one took a while to find!
              Afterglow 4788
              Gary Weiss
              Sidney BC
              ArbutusCoastYachts.com

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                #8
                Same issue on my 4488. Replaced the scupper and drain hose connection as well as the water inlet pressure regulator which was dribbling into the scupper constantly.

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                  #9
                  Hi All

                  Looks like egbauman is winner winner chicken dinner! It looks like it was in fact the rub rail. My guy pulled it off and said there were extra holes and it was not caulked well. He caulked it all up and it was all dry this morning after the rains yesterday. Thank you all for the great leads. I am still going to check the scupper when I get back to the boat. I would have never in a million years thought of the rub rail. As always thanks for having our back and for the great advice.

                  Best wishes,

                  Jeff

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                    #10
                    "MalNSF" post=803980 wrote:
                    Hi All

                    Looks like egbauman is winner winner chicken dinner! It looks like it was in fact the rub rail. My guy pulled it off and said there were extra holes and it was not caulked well. He caulked it all up and it was all dry this morning after the rains yesterday. Thank you all for the great leads. I am still going to check the scupper when I get back to the boat. I would have never in a million years thought of the rub rail. As always thanks for having our back and for the great advice.

                    Best wishes,

                    Jeff
                    Jeff - very glad you found the source of your leak. I dug up my original post so you can see how others have had a similar disappointing rubrail experience.

                    http://www.baylinerownersclub.org/in...how-underneath

                    It's been a couple of years since I repaired this and was all set to start ripping out the rest of the rubrail but I have not had any other rubrail leaks since then. Maybe the portside mid-boat piece was where Bayliner started out their rubrail interns when they built these boats. I have had leaks in the radar arch since then but that's a whole other story!
                    Evan
                    2001 Bayliner 4788 "Fifty / Fifty II"
                    League City, TX

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                      #11
                      "Rub rail interns" LOL! I'm scared to take mine off or start taking sections off. What I was planning on doing this summer is scraping the caulking off on upper and lower bead and then applying new caulking. Do you think this would suffice or do you think that the water is wicking through the screw heads? Currently - I don't have this leak....

                      Derek
                      Family Boater
                      1997 Bayliner 4788 w/330 Cummins - Phoenix
                      (past) 1987 Bayliner 3218 w/135 Hino - True Story

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