Leak behind the bar

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Leak behind the bar

Postby Aitchy » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:11 pm

Hi All,
I recently purchased a 42 Classic #396 and shipped it to New Zealand. Looking forward to our first summer cruising here and want to bring the boat up to a high standard - although it presents very well already.
I have noticed water is finding it's way around the base of the bar after rain. I think it's coming through the window track and running down the inside wall - behind the bar. Any advice on how to pull the bar out for a looksee without destroying the trim etc? Appreciate any advice.
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Re: Leak behind the bar

Postby westiculo » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:40 am

Can you post a larger picture that shows more of the surroundings? Can't quite tell where you're talking about.
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Re: Leak behind the bar

Postby gsanchez » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:47 am

westiculo wrote:
> Can you post a larger picture that shows more of the surroundings? Can't
> quite tell where you're talking about.

Here is a photograph of the bar in my previous boat, a 1979 GB Classic:
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Re: Leak behind the bar

Postby gsanchez » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:53 am

Aitchy wrote:
> Hi All,
> I recently purchased a 42 Classic #396 and shipped it to New Zealand.
> Looking forward to our first summer cruising here and want to bring the
> boat up to a high standard - although it presents very well already.
> I have noticed water is finding it's way around the base of the bar after
> rain. I think it's coming through the window track and running down the
> inside wall - behind the bar. Any advice on how to pull the bar out for a
> looksee without destroying the trim etc? Appreciate any advice.

The window tracks have drains made of copper tubing. You should make sure these are un-clogged and working correctly.

The archives will lot's of stuff on leaking windows.
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Re: Leak behind the bar

Postby FrugalWife » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:53 am

Alternatively, you may want to check the seal between the house & deck. There is typically a piece of trim bedded and screwed into that intersection. As the sealant ages water tends to run down the side of the deckhouse and into that deck/deckhouse joint. The water will then find itself somewhere inside the boat. I have experienced this in a couple places on my boat. The fix is not difficult although perhaps a little tedious to remove the trim piece without breaking it. The clean-up and re-bed is easy but messy (of course!).
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Re: Leak behind the bar

Postby Charlie0 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:54 pm

Bob
What are you using for bedding? I used TDS on 1 length and realize now that might not have been the best option if it has to be removed.
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Re: Leak behind the bar

Postby FrugalWife » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:18 am

I also like to use TDS for all the deck joints. It’s a good product.
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