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Leaking on trailer


Jun 17, 2012
Catalina 22 Smith Mountain Lake
My 1987 Catalina 22 has stayed dry through many rain storms while tied up at a dock. No setting on a trailer, I am getting water in the bilge, sometimes lots of water. Any ideas on the likely p[laces to check?


Feb 11, 2017
Islander Freeport 36 Ottawa
The boat likely isn't at quite the same angle on the trailer as in the water. Try using a hose or bucket to pour water on deck to find the low point where the water runs to while on the trailer then look around until you find the leak. Could be hatches, deck hardware, cracks. In my case the hull to deck joint was the worst offender.
Oct 25, 2015
Catalina 22 Cave Run Lake ky
Check around the glass in the windows. Check that water is not getting in on the front edge of the slide hatch. This is often an unforeseen result of the boat sitting at a slightly different angle, fore and aft or side to side. Boats sitting on a trailer rarely sit at the same angle as they do in the water.