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    Pulled some 200 ft of chain out the anchor locker. Cleaned a good season of algae out if the bottom. Put in a few table spoons of dawn and filled her up. No leaks into the v berth little hole.

    what i did notice is my bow eye is loose and sits close to the water line by 18 or so inches or less. I sprayed the bow eye with the hose and water appeared at the weep hole inside.


    When i launch ill loosen it up a bit, apply some 5200 and tighten it back.

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      I recommend that you install a new backing plate, I have a 3in X 1/4 aluminum plate I think 10 inches long, with a 2nd eye on the inside for securing the rode.
      Slightly modified 2859 6.5 Diesel Bravo III X drive
      96 Dodge 5.9 5 speed Gear vender OD.

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        My bow eye is in the very top of the v berth, not the anchor locker. I will look into adding a backing plate, the fiberglass is solid there. Seems like it just vibrated loose from either the diesel power plant or the 3000 some odd mile trip from Cali to the east coast. Maybe a combination of both.

        either way, a backing plate would be a good idea as I trailer load it nearly every weekend all summer long.

        I got impatient and resealed it on the trailer. With a what's left of the hurricane coming through tomorrow til Friday it might not be a good weekend to launch.

        I know my holding tank, shower and water tank are all leak free as she stays bone dry when not in the water. All thru hulls and hoses to and from stay dry in the water. I have 3 total thru hulls and only one under the cabin where I'm taking the gallon or two per weekend.

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          Just a thought, on the leak problem put some food coloring in you fresh water tank, could be a leaking hose? B ow eye not in the anchor locker, did not know that one.
          Slightly modified 2859 6.5 Diesel Bravo III X drive
          96 Dodge 5.9 5 speed Gear vender OD.

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            Mine is in the v berth, I posted the pic of it. I don't even have an eyelet for my anchor rode in my locker. When i hit rope its time to stop. I wouldn't trust the big knot.


            I've filled my water tank. Flushed the toilet. Ran the a.c. off a garden hose. Used all sinks and drains. All checked out of water with everything dry. All sea cocks are dry in the water.

            Was only taking in ok the water. Im always tied transom to the beach and bow to boat wake so im taking waves on bow all weekend

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              Is the bulkhead separating the anchor locker and forward storage - bunk leaking?
              Slightly modified 2859 6.5 Diesel Bravo III X drive
              96 Dodge 5.9 5 speed Gear vender OD.

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                Negative. I filled the anchor locker up with dawn/water so I could try and locate soapy water in the forward compartment/cabin bilge. She stayed dry and soap free while i cleaned and scrubbed the locker.

                I only noticed water when spraying the bow eye with water.

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