40.5 Aft Berth Leak

Jan 18, 2021
45
Hunter 40.5 Burnt Store Marina
Hello Everyone

We just had a rain storm and I did not have the transition between my dodger and bimini up and now I got water dripping into my aft berth! :)

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I am adding to the list of things to fix (exciting!) Anyone else have this issue? I think what is happening is water is getting into the helm via the cup holder/storage bin. Anyone tackle this?
 
Feb 21, 2013
3,779
Hunter 46 Point Richmond, CA
Ouch!! Same design on my Hunter 386. I took my cockpit floor and aft cabin ceiling panel apart and re-installed with sealant when I replaced my autopilot linear drive. Hopefully, a simple matter of removing the cockpit floor and aft cabin ceiling panel and sealing the screw holes.
 
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Jun 14, 2008
7,005
Hunter Legend 40.5 Shoreline Marina Long Beach CA
Most likely from the screw holes holding the aft cover for the steering quadrant and/or the wiring chase running through it. The steering station is pretty well sealed; you you can check it by removing the interior access piece in the aft cabin. It looks like it has leaked there before. Good luck. Also, an FYI, I had another leak in the aft cabin and found it was from the cockpit shower. I capped off the feed lines until I later installed valves in line to isolate it. Good luck; chasing leaks is always a PITA.
 
Jan 18, 2021
45
Hunter 40.5 Burnt Store Marina
I think I found the issue, again the previous owner! :facepalm:

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"Fresh" silicone around base, unlikely source.

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Fresh silicone around accessible bolts... Still unlikely source for that volume of water.

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Old Silicon instead of epoxy around autopilot. Likely source.

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More old Silicon instead of epoxy in vacant screw holes. If a man named Tony wants to sell you a boat, don't.