Albatross water leak

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Albatross water leak

Postby Speed6 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:43 pm

I have a continental that I think may have a leak. When out of the water I can hear water sloshing around at the front, tipped boat up but nothing appears at the back, is there a sealed compartment?
Any help or ideas would be much appreciated
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Re: Albatross water leak

Postby LaDauphine » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:34 pm

Yes, there should be a sealed compartment in the bow which will support the mass of the boat if flooded ( it will float with nose out of the water).

If you have water inside that, you need to take off the panel on the forward bulkhead that seals it, which has a dozen screws holding it on. Access under the dashboard is not easy unless you have a child to assist.

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Re: Albatross water leak

Postby Diomedea » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:39 pm

The panel may well have a mastic or similar seal applied as well.
The screws are self tapping and can be a problem to get out.
It's not unusual to have a small hole in the bulkhead near the hull bottom to allow any water to leak out (and matching ones in the other bulkheads) so that the water can drain to the stern and out of a drain (if fitted) or other removal means.
It's probably a loose/damaged rivet which can be drilled out and replaced.
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Re: Albatross water leak

Postby Speed6 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:42 pm

Thanks guys, on my way up to windermere now so will get in and have a look tomorrow
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