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Old 12-31-2021, 03:54 PM   #21
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I also had to drain the water from a cement filled keel on my Albin.
Boat was on the hard so I dug a hole in the bottom of the keel under where the water was seeping out (by the stern tube) and tapped it to 1/2 NPT.
Immediately the water stopped seeping near the stern tube and drained out the bottom tapped hole.
I let the water drain until it was launch time, then I bought an allen head bronze pipe plug and applied a liberal amount of 5200 on the threads and over the plug.
(It took 3 winters on the hard to drain all the water out, but it finally did stop.)

Once I launched the boat after the initial plugging, I carefully inspected the bilge and found the culprit. The original bilge pump was screwed to the bilge floor and the holes were never caulked. I glassed over the holes, then re-mounted the pump without fastening it to the bilge floor.
That stopped the leak.
Jay Leonard

New Port Richey,Fl
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Old 12-31-2021, 08:47 PM   #22
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Thanks Jay,

That is what I am seeing, water still seeping in that area a month after haulout.

Did you just run your tap into fiberglass so the plug just threaded into the fiberglass?

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