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210 decunniff Re: Need advice on Parker 2520 8/9/2004 6:50:00

Granpafish, you can see the screws and bolts/locknuts from the
inside of the cabin. I put sealant on and around about 5 screws a
couple years ago when I got rain water coming through at the rubrail
height. I did this from the inside. I haven't had water come
through the bolt locations. All I did was coat around the threads
and it stopped. I use Lifecaulk but you can use your favorite
sealant.

I saw the other reply on the forward bilge hose letting in water
from wave action. I haven't seen that with mine, though it depends
on boat loading, type of boating weather and more. Could also be
layout, as I have a 2530.

Dana

--- In <a href="/group/parkerboats/post?postID=24cms8M8gREiSEZAb6j6jowescfNR01iEgMuV44rvOOe_du75lpz2GUpnfR9iQV0x3UUPtkbIP3X_1jUuiqbAB81nI96xg">parkerboats@yahoogroups.com</a>, "granpafish" <auto35668@h...>
wrote:
> Dana, Thanks for the input. We haven't put any new holes in the
> boat. I said deck just to differenciate from a backup of water
from
> the rope locker. One more question if you'll take the time. Do
you
> access these screws and bolts from under the rubrail or from
inside
> the boat. As you can probably tell, I'm not near the boat. (we
> keep it about an hour away) My son will be using it tomorrow and
> will be checking on the hints that you guys have given us. We'll
be
> pulling it soon for a mid season power wash, etc. and will have
> easier access to the rub rail if needed from the outside. Thanks
> Granpa
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --- In <a href="/group/parkerboats/post?postID=24cms8M8gREiSEZAb6j6jowescfNR01iEgMuV44rvOOe_du75lpz2GUpnfR9iQV0x3UUPtkbIP3X_1jUuiqbAB81nI96xg">parkerboats@yahoogroups.com</a>, "decunniff" <decunniff@y...>
> wrote:
> > Granpafish, he means that the hawsepipe opening should face
> forward
> > (the gap when it is closed though it isn't likely to be in
> > backwards).
> >
> > Everything said so far is true to check.
> >
> > The rubrail area has let water into my main cabin before, not in
> the
> > vee, and I found two screws that were the problem. There are
> screws
> > and bolts with lock nuts. The screws are usually the problem.
> >
> > Also the water has to drain into the bilge when you take a wave
> and
> > water gets into the anchor locker, or every time you use the
> anchor
> > line and put it away. Mud, sand, seaweed, leaves, etc. can clog
> it.
> >
> > Since you say it is also from the deck in the last e-mail, make
> sure
> > your hatches all are closed and sealed. Make sure anything
you've
> > added that required a hole isn't leaking.
> >
> > Dana
> >
> > --- In <a href="/group/parkerboats/post?postID=24cms8M8gREiSEZAb6j6jowescfNR01iEgMuV44rvOOe_du75lpz2GUpnfR9iQV0x3UUPtkbIP3X_1jUuiqbAB81nI96xg">parkerboats@yahoogroups.com</a>, "granpafish"
<auto35668@h...>
> > wrote:
> > > --- In <a href="/group/parkerboats/post?postID=24cms8M8gREiSEZAb6j6jowescfNR01iEgMuV44rvOOe_du75lpz2GUpnfR9iQV0x3UUPtkbIP3X_1jUuiqbAB81nI96xg">parkerboats@yahoogroups.com</a>, "ustank2" <tison_t@p...>
> wrote:
> > > > Some of the water may be coming from the bolts backing out
> > behind
> > > the
> > > > rub rail where it is not sealed properly. The water from the
> > hawse
> > > > pipe should run into the rope locker then to the bilge. The
> hole
> > > > should face towards the pulpit. The forward pump needs the
> hose
> > up
> > > to
> > > > keep water from entering the through hull excessively in
rough
> > > sea. At
> > > > least this is what I found on my boat.
> > >
> > > US< Thanks for the advice. I will check all the bolts. I
> don't
> > > understand what you mean by the "hose up". Are you talking
> about
> > > the forward bilge pump? Could you explain what that means?
I'm
> > not
> > > only old, I'm not real smart. Thanks Granpa