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A new place for a leak… Anchor locker.

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George Isted View Drop Down
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    Posted: 24 Jun 2013 at 2:05pm
Concerto is pretty dry having fixed a range of leaks but we were still finding water coming into the boat in the bow area but only when beating in medium to strong winds.  I finally tracked this down to small gaps in the bonding between the bulkhead at the back of the anchor locker and the deck.  The bonding in this area was not quite perfect and the gaps were just enough to let water in when the bow was awash, the water would track down the bulkhead at the front of the V-berth and end up in the bilge.  It was only when I took a hose to the top-aft end of the anchor locker I found the problem.


Hopefully this post will be helpful to others that may have a similar leak.

George Isted
Contessa 32 "Concerto"
Co32 Class Measurer and ex Class Captain.
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Hi George,
I had a similar leak in the boat causing a completely delaminated forepeak bulkhead. I did find out this issue while reinforcing the bulkhead for the inner forestay attachement. I replaced the bulkhead and laminated it properly to the deck and hull making it watertight
regards Rob
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