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RE: Leaking water where centerboard cable comes through the hull

What is the best way to get to the top of the cable tube to check or 
fix it?

-----Original Message-----
From: geneandlizadams []
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2000 12:20 AM
To: Colavita, Howard J.
Cc: geneandlizadams
Subject: Re: Leaking water where centerboard cable comes through the

If you can find any bushings in the cable tube your a better man than I 
There should be a cap on    the top of the cable tube and that may be
missing. The boats were made with an open tube from the table level to 
bottom of the boat, so the only way to stop water from coming in is to 
off the top of the tube.
Gene Adams
----- Original Message -----
To: <sanjuan23@PEAK.ORG>
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2000 2:51 PM
Subject: Leaking water where centerboard cable comes through the hull

> I have been noticing small puddles of water every now and then on the
> floor of my cabin which had me baffled until this past weekend.  When 
> was in the cabin this weekend I notice water trickling over the top of
> the table pedestal when the boat would go over a wave.  I am guessing
> that when the boat rocks it produces air pressure and forces the water
> up the pedestal.  I am guessing that I need to replace the bushings
> that the cable goes through to get through the hull.
> Do I need to have the boat hulled out of the water to fix this?
> What other damage might this of caused now that water has been slowly
> leaking all summer?
> How do I get to the bushing?  Does the table pedestal come apart?
> Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Jay Colavita
> Sweet Redemption
> Chesapeake Bay - Maryland

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