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Old 04-28-2016, 07:46 AM   #5
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City: Tasmania
Vessel Model: Old Town Loon
Join Date: Jul 2015
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We just had a similar experience in Sydney with the boat we ended up buying. When we went to do the survey there was a couple of inches of water in the bilges. I asked the question where it came from. The broker said all boats have water in the bilge, the surveyor said it wasn't significant and not to worry about it. This is a glass boat with drippless shaft seals. I couldn't believe they said it at the time but it turned out neither had a clue. When I went down into the engine room later I found a large split in the air conditioning cooling manifold that was spraying salt water straight onto the 115 volt water pump.
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