Post by jerrystroud1 on Sept 25, 2013 12:21:00 GMT
I have a 2004 Prestige 32. Am having some great fun, But seem to be getting water into the front bilge area under the deck in the galley. No water showing in the Engine area. Has anyone got any ideas ??
Jerry Is the water below the floor in the centre of the galley area? If so this should activate the float switch which is located there. This is the lowest part of the hull hence the position of the float switch. You might find it is blocked. The bilge pump connected to this in the compartment at the bottom on the bed in the second cabin. There should be an inline filter on the pipe before it joins to the pump. Is the water freshwater of lake/sea water? It may be worth checking below both shafts to ensure there is no leakage coming in. In this are water can travel under the skin of the hull moulding and travel to the lowest point as previously indicated above. Let me know. Regards David
Post by jerrystroud1 on Sept 27, 2013 18:47:23 GMT
the water is not fresh water. It is slightly salty. I will check the shaft seals tomorrow . The water does pump out ok . I have a holding tank under the galley floor. By lifting the floor just inside the forward cabin . I can access the pump switch Hans see the water
Check the raw water cooling of each engine. There could be a water leak which would explain the saltiness. Check each water pump which houses the impellers. These are forward facing at the front if each engine. These checks should be undertaken when the engine is operating. In neutral. Be careful when near the belts. Regards David
Check that the sea cock for the macerator outlet is closed. On the Prestige 32 & 36 the holding tank has part of it's depth below sea level. This means that if the seacock is left open water will siphon into the holding tank. It will not flood the boat but if there is a loose connection on any of the holding tank pipe joints - including the air vent - the water can leak out. Also if your tank is fitted with a float switch it is possible for the mounting flange to leak. Regards Napoleon
It could be leaking from the shower head back down the hole under the sink and into that area. It would be slightly salty because the bilge floor surface of the boat is salty from the air drawn into the boat for the engines, also the engineers have a habit of letting sea water run into bilges when changing pencil anodes, impellers etc That’s if you have been lucky enough to have an engineer who has actually taken the trouble to do the work.
The clarifier dumps some water in the bilge via a black hose by the Port side gearbox every time it does a heating cycle. We have had this on various boats. The solution is to adapt a water container and feed hose through top and catch the water emptying it every so often. Then Dry bilges.