Author Topic: water in hull when heeling only  (Read 443 times)

Chris Seagram

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water in hull when heeling only
« on: June 13, 2022, 11:35:44 PM »
need some advice on whether the deck joints deteriorate over time on the U20. in light air the boat sails well and stays dry in the hull. Sailing in stronger winds with her heeled over I am having to bail at least 5 large buckets from the hull on return to the dock. She is dry sailed since the day I bought her. Thought is to try and reseal the boat deck joints with 3M 5200. has anyone experienced something similar or can offer advise for other checks I might complete? I have replaced the gasket below the keel plate no water appears to be coming through the keel into the boat.

Glenn VanHeel

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Re: water in hull when heeling only
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2022, 05:11:37 AM »
Most likely coming in from the keelbox. Usually where it laminates at the top inner liner.
Page 4 at the bottom under topic forward warertight compartment.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2022, 05:14:39 AM by Glenn VanHeel »
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