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Old 12-06-2010, 12:52 AM   #1
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Water leakage

Do Califorians have the kind of window leakage problems that seam to be prevalent with many*MTs *(or most Taiwan built boats of the MT class for that matter)? Are the Californians solid or sandwich (cored?) hulls and decks, any water problems there?*
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:53 PM   #2
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RE: Water leakage

I am not going to say they don't leak, but I am a fan of Californians and look at them as much as I can. They generally do not leak around the windows. I would assume they are solid hulls with cored decks and topsides. Again, I have not heard of any problems that raise alarms although I am sure there has been isolated issues....they are old and they are fiberglass.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:52 AM   #3
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I guess I should read up on the parent company, Marshall Boat Co.* *Time to do some more homework.

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They are well built boats...American made...and generally hold their resale very well.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:08 AM   #5
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How they were made depends upon who owned the company at the time. Marshall, Wellcraft or Carver...some say.

I had a 45' MY 1989 when the company was owned by Carver. My boat was one of the last ones built in California before Carver moved the plant to North Carolina. My boat never leaked.

I had a solid hull with cored decks.

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Old 12-07-2010, 10:58 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:25 PM   #7
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RE: Water leakage

we have a minor moisture leakage around some of our windows.
it appears the original glass and window seals need to be refurbished, if anyone have done this i would be very interested in some pointers.
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:00 PM   #8
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RE: Water leakage

I find Californians to be a bit odd, but I don't think they leak any more than say, people from Wisconsin.
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RE: Water leakage

Quote:
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I find Californians to be a bit odd, but I don't think they leak any more than say, people from Wisconsin.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:29 PM   #10
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RE: Water leakage

being from Iowa, I find I have sat and drank with Wisconsin folk often. I'd say they leak every 4 beers or 2 Packer TD's whichever comes last.
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Well, I'm just grateful that there are at least two people on this forum with as juvenile a sense of humor as mine.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:47 PM   #12
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RE: Water leakage

Quote:
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I find Californians to be a bit odd, but I don't think they leak any more than say, people from Wisconsin.
I resemble that remark!

Mine is a 1977 model, the first year for the 34 LRC.* I've owed this boat for almost 5 years without any leaks.* Mine has non-opening port and stbd panes in the salon.* It does appear that a previous owner has re-bedded some windows.

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