I have a 2003 Prestige 32. After a downpour of rain the boat appears dry inside the saloon. However. when on the plane, water starts to ingress on the starboard side onto the shelf above the 2 seater sofa and through the plug socket below the breaker switch board. I have re-seated the starboard nav light in silica with no success. Has anyone experienced anything similar and found a fix?
Took my Prestige 32 out at the weekend and yes water did ingress. I am in agreement with you that this only happens when the boat is on the plane. Have you reported this to either your dealer or Jeanneau directly?
Thanks David. I have reported it to my local dealer. They hadn't come across it before but thought that the water could be coming in through a window. I reckon one of the possible areas is where the windscreen and side window meet under the white alloy (?) shroud. I have noted some of the sikaflex (dubious spelling!) missing and having tried - and failed - to remove the whole shroud and re-seat it, have re-sealed down both sides of it. Since then we haven't had rain so I haven't been able to test the repair. As I type this it is chucking it down so next time I sail we will see - I will keep you posted.
Sorry for the long gap in correspondence, but I've been out of the country (I'm in the Navy). Our boat is out of the water for this season and is undercover. We took it for one run in January after I had sealed between the windscreen and starboard side window (opened from the helm), and a small amount of water ingressed, appearing, as usual, on the starboard shelf above the 2 seater sofa. However, this could have been there from before the repair, so it's tricky to say whether I've fixed it or not. Your theory regarding the fly is one my dealer mentioned too ... I haven't investigated this further (have you?) but with the fly cover on, very little, if any, ever gets in (or at least appears to).
Thanks for this update. I have been observing the flybridge area during heavy rain under the PVC cover. During heavy rain water travels along the bottom of the windscreen and down the inside sidewall of the flybridge on to the floor and runs to the floor drain. During windy and heavy rain conditions the point where it runs down the inside flybridge wall is directly above the starboard speaker. It is running straight down the curved face of the speaker and I reckon a certain amount of water is going inwards and therefore inside the flybridge mould. This might explain why it travels backwards from this point when the boat is on the plane! The port speaker is not sited on the other side in the exact corresponding position and therefore no problem exists on the port side. I plan to divert the water away from the point above the starboard speaker and I will let you know how I get on.
Hi Martin I believe the problem is significantly reduced but not completely eliminated. We have had a lot of heavy rain in Northern Ireland in the past 3-4 months. I am unable to offer any other ideas? Have you any further thoughts? David
I have also a Prestige 32. And have tracked down the leaks.
The water on the Starboard side window that comes down when planning is from the speaker in the bridge as you correctly conclude. If you take out the speaker at the helmsman position in the saloon and look in you will see where it pools at the bottom of the moulding.
The water on the Port side window that comes down when also planning comes from where the stainless radar arch fits ( female ) into the rear stainless rail (male ). It does not look a big gap when it rains it flows over the joint and leaks into the cockpit roof overhang then down the side of the boat somehow.
If you put some self amalgamating tape over the joint it will stop it.
I can not imagine the windows would leak in any way as suggested as they are stuck into a full recess in the moulding.
Hope this helps. Having been a boat owner for 30 yrs any further problems please post on the forum and I will see if I can answer them.
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