Note: This is the first post in a new series called Forum World. Here I’ll do a periodic rundown of what’s going on in the various sailing forums – the personalities, the gossip, the ridiculosity. Consider it the Page Six of Sailing.
Well, I’ve been banned yet again from another sailing forum. I think I might see a pattern here.
In July of last year, we had some friends aboard Dawn Treader for the weekend. In preparation, I filled the water tank for the first time since I’d bought the boat. Soon after, the bilge pump began cycling on and off. Something was obviously leaking. I went to the forward cabin where the water tank was stored and pulled up the inspection port in the floorboards. This revealed the expected drain valve and in-line filter, both of which were fine. But, beneath those, it also revealed a steady stream of water flowing from somewhere under the tank. Crap. Continue reading →