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Old 09-21-2020, 01:10 PM   #1
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Hi All,

2002 Maxum 2500 SCR.

Recently purchased, prior owner had recent marine survey completed and no identifiable issue.

I am finding that the fwd bilge compartment is taking on water (slowly), even when no AC is running.

There is enough water flowing in at a rate of about every 30-45 minutes it causes the float to engage and pump out via the FWD bilge.

I can't identify any specific point of entry for the water.

Has anyone else encountered a similar issue? Anyone have any thoughts on where this may be coming in from?

Much appreciated!
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Potential leak in fresh water system, where is the tank located on you boat?
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Potential leak in fresh water system, where is the tank located on you boat?
That was my thinking initially however the fresh water tank is located aft in the engine compartment and it doesn't appear to draining at the same rate as the water being pumped out, so it doesn't appear to be a leak from the fresh water holding tank.
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Noticed you said the previous owner had a recent marine survey done. It's wiser to arrange your own surveyor to ensure a complete non biased survey.
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That was my thinking initially however the fresh water tank is located aft in the engine compartment and it doesn't appear to draining at the same rate as the water being pumped out, so it doesn't appear to be a leak from the fresh water holding tank.
I said fresh water system which includes the tank and all plumbing. Else I would suspect rain water getting in.
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That was my thinking initially however the fresh water tank is located aft in the engine compartment and it doesn't appear to draining at the same rate as the water being pumped out, so it doesn't appear to be a leak from the fresh water holding tank.
If your pressure water (Freshwater) system had a leak, then you would occasionally hear the pressure pump re-pressurize for about .05 -2 seconds on a fairly recurring basis.

If it hasn't been raining and you're still hearing the bilge pump going off on a regular basis then it is doubtful that it's a deck leak (cleat; rail stanchion, rub rail, etc).
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