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tday01

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Re: Water leak near port stern window H54 # 28
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2023, 06:59:40 PM »
I have evidence of similar water damage at the rear of my Hylas 54. I suspect the water was coming in through the chain plates.

dsh

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Re: Water leak near port stern window H54 # 28
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2023, 06:46:03 AM »
We have a similar age HylaS 54 and we have resealed all our portholes which has stopped similar leaks. In that area take down the headlining and check the core. We had some softness and had to re glass in that area. If you have teak decks you can get waterless through the caulking if that's starting to fail. When the decks were installed they were held in place by screws while the bonding cured. Screws were removed and then the deck was caulked. But the screw holes weren't filled, so you can get water leaks through them. I  re caulked our decks and epoxied numerous screw holes. A three month job.
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burtpreston

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Re: Water leak near port stern window H54 # 28
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2023, 05:51:20 PM »
Exuberant has a leak in this area. I believe that the leak is inside the Dorade because if I cover the dorade with a plastic bag during rainy weather then the leak quits. I have covered the floor inside the dorade with epoxy without fixing the problem. I'm still experimenting with fixes.
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joel

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Re: Water leak near port stern window H54 # 28
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2023, 07:57:00 PM »
With the damage starting at the side of the portlight that is the likely source. If it were a deck leak you would see damage above the window. Duct tape the outside until it is warm enough for sealant to cure.
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Water leak near port stern window H54 # 28
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2023, 02:10:07 PM »
Hi, we've noticed a bit of water damage fwd of the port stern window in the aft master. We're in the Great Lakes so the boat is out of the water Oct-May. I'm trying to figure out where the water is coming from. It could be the window, but it also could be something on the deck.  Here's a picture of it.

Has anyone had anything like this? Any idea where the water may be coming from if not the window?

Thanks, Yan

 

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