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Old 08-12-2018, 12:11 PM   #1
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Boat Shrinkage?

Hi All,

This is a tale of water leakage woes. The good ship after being in covered moorage for 20 years, didnít do too bad this past winter up here in the PNW, as far a leaks go; a few windows and the decks.

We have had 2 weeks of killer good weather (for us), hi in the 80ís. Yesterday on the way home from our first trip week trip with the boat, we went through a squall that lasted an hour or so and didnít stop until we docked. We had water coming in Windows that never leaked, down sidewalls, even the aft hatch cover was leaking from seams that were part of the hatch construction. We spent an hour mopping up and chasing drips until it stopped raining and then just like that all the drips stopped as well.

I think the boat wood had all dried out and shrunk with the sunshine and heat and opened up. Weird experience.

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