Originally Posted by Pascal
That much water should be easy to trace... Start with shaft stuffing box, rudders, strut bolts and sea cocks. Does the bilge under the aft cabin open to the engine room? If it is not, then the leak was somewhere aft. If it is open, a big flaw, then the leak could be in the ER and just migrated aft
Just curious, how many and what size bilge pumps do you have? If your pumps couldn't keep up either the leak was massive or you need to upgrade them. Most smaller boats have those tiny bitty things that are completly inadequate.
Also, check the float switches.
I usually check mine every few trips and lately found a NEW float switch not working after only two months since it replaced the old mercury switch that came with the boat and was not reliable.
Maybe they make them in China now!