Entry Date: 26.01.2021, at 11:00:00 hrs (local)

Kaikoura - Nelson

Water in the bilge

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PRID: 12118
LegID: 327
LegNo: 75
Latitude: S045°58.31'
Longitude: E166°35.43'
Day#: 1017
Log (Day): 2 nm
Log (Leg): 689 nm
Log (Total): 53390 nm
Beneath the floorboards is storage room and here we store some spare parts and tools. When Lutz needs one of those spare parts today he finds green colored water in that bilge. This water mixed with coolant is most likely escaped from out warm water heating circuit.

We have to get all parts out the bilges, all the way to the circulation pump under the bunk in the stern cabin, in order to find the leakage.

Lutz finds the leakage. One of the hoses has a tiny crack next to a hose clamp. Now, we drain all the remaining water off the heating system in to an empty jerrycan. Then Lutz fixes the leak by cutting the broken hose a little shorter. For now we do not refill the water back in to the heating system. We currently do not need the warm water heating.

For now all the parts need to dry before we can store them away and make SuAn homely again.