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  • 2000 mako 232 taking on water

    I have a 2000 make 232 that when it sit in the water the bilge fills with water, my automatic part of the bilge stopped working but im trying to figure out where the water is coming in, the boat has twins so some of the transom scupper and drains are partially covered, from what I can see there are 3 scuppers the 2 lower ones are deck drains, I think the top scupper may be the live well drain, there is a drain hole above the main drain that seems to go to the bilge deck cover lid drain, all hoses seem intact, plan on fixing the auto bilge but would love to figure out where the water is coming from, its has the toilet, raw water and bait well thru hulls on the bottom of the boat also , any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated, thanks

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    put it on the trailer and have someone back it down the ramp while you have your head in the bilge with a flashlight. You'll find the leak pretty quickly but would not use boat until you find and fix the issue
    *on the hunt for a 241/261*[br]1989 Mako 210 (sold and missed)

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    • #3
      quote:


      Originally posted by JohnB


      put it on the trailer and have someone back it down the ramp while you have your head in the bilge with a flashlight. You'll find the leak pretty quickly but would not use boat until you find and fix the issue



      This. Back it in and stop with the stern in the water, look around with a very bright light. Bring some towels, you may have to pull it out of the water, dry it all up and back down again to pinpoint the leak
      David, New Kent, Va[br]



      [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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      • #4
        Check all your hose connections and make sure they are tight. I've seen new boats with a house just stuck on the fitting. As others have said get your head in there and look around. Do NOT fill your boat up with water on the trailer!

        I would also check all through hull fittings. A small leak can let in a surprising amount of water over time.
        1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
        1985 Mako 20c - sold
        Fort Walton Beach, FL
        http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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