02 240 DA-Cabin carpet wet

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  1. MS Tarheel1

    MS Tarheel1 New Member

    Oct 4, 2019
    2004 180 Sport
    2002 Sundancer 240
    3.0 Mercruiser
    5.0 Mercruiser
    We just recently purchased 02 240 DA and still doing some much needed detailing. I scrubbed and cleaned out the transom storage. Wanted to wash down the compartment after cleaning and the only water I have access to in dry storage is the faucet connection in this compartment. Worked well using a collapsible hose until I ran out of water. Later I went down to cabin and when I stepped down on lower level, the carpet was noticeably wet. Looking for possible causes as to where this leak originated from. Still learning all the systems. Thanks.
  2. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    "dry storage"... inside? If so, for how long? Was the carpet dry BEFORE you washed things down? How wet was it underneath the step?

    A common source for that area is a leaking head window.
  3. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    So you were cleaning out the transom locker but the cabin carpet was wet? If you were running internal water water pump are you sure that all facets in the cabin/head were turned off?
  4. Bob L.

    Bob L. New Member

    Jun 6, 2013
    Oswego, NY Lake Ontario
    2002 280 Sundancer
    Single engine MerCruiser 496 mag with Bravo III
    I have a 2002 280 sundancer. Step off stairs going into cabin rug was wet. My problem was the sump pump under stairs was plugged and switch was shot. There is a floor drain in head that runs to this holding tank ( I call sump) and a line from the air conditioner to this tank. Float switch was bad and water was running over getting carpet wet.

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