Rainwater Leaks: Part 1
|Looking forward thru the front window of our hard dodger during the rain|
Mast Boot Area Leak
|Looking downward, the leakage of rainwater is obvious.|
|The leak is coming from this collar around the mast penetration in the ceiling.|
Small Leak in Starboard Cabin Top
|The wet spot on the inboard edge of the starboard settee is an indication of the overhead leak.|
|A drip of water is ready to drop from the teak cover over the aft bolt in the forward handrail.|
However, I have pulled the handrail and resealed the bolts and the leak is not originating at the handrail connection holes (or the dorade mounting bolts)--its originating somewhere else. If I seal the escape area, I will merely chase the water damage to another (possibly more critical) area. So, it is important that I find the origin of the leak after the rain stops.
Leaks Thru Bimini Fabric
During one of the recent driving rains, I made a video of the water leaking through our bimini. The inside of our cockpit was very wet. Fixing this will require applying some waterproofing material to the fabric once the rain finally stops.
|The high tide is just below the dock--this is the highest |
I have seen it since Hurricane Isabel.