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Water Income

Water Income

Postby pablo10 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:07 am

Helo everybody:

I´m suffering form a salt water income in my 37CWS.
It only happens when sailing pretty heeling in starboard tack. Water appears only in the soil of the port cabin.
I have taken four litres of water after only an hour of sailing.
I´m not able to see the external source. Stanchions apparently look fine.
Has anybody suffer any similar problem, so he may help me?
Any comment welcome.
Thank you.
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Re: Water Income

Postby Jester » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:37 pm


I know this is late but I have the same issue (1998 CWS 37). I finally traced it to the cockpit drain connection on the stern. It is unreachable and i am planing on adding a different exit thru hole. It actually let in salt on a starboard tack or under heavy power and fresh during rain. Took me for ever to find.

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Re: Water Income

Postby Gavina » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:33 am

We had this problem and found that the stainless fabricated anti-syphon unit in the small locker under the companionway was the source of the leak. We replaced it with a Vetus unit and this solved the problem. We did not use the Vetus unit with the non return valve as we had been advised by another user that the valve stuck after a while causing water to enter the engine!
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