help with water after rain

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  1. Mcole1170

    Mcole1170 Member

    Jul 24, 2017
    Long island
    2006 sundancer 280
    4.3 alpha
    Hi all
    Sundancer 280. After rain i get a small pool of water in the starboard side compartment with sliding door. The area where the glomex switch and outlet is. No where else. Thought maybe coming from the window right there but i dont see any drips or water marks showing intrusion. Any ideas. Nothing else seems wet.
  2. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    Don't know exactly where your compartment is but usual suspects are windshield mount screws or stanchion screws.
  3. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    I think by "sliding" he means the "tambour" doors in the galley.

    You won't always see drips/water marks until it's been doing it for some time. Spray the window with a hose and observe. It could be as simple as the gasket needs to be cleaned and the 3 latches need to be tightened a bit (look closely at them - you'll see a small adjusting screw). Start with that, then move on to other things. But simulating rain usually makes it easy to figure out.
  4. J.Wilt

    J.Wilt Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 29, 2010
    W. Mich. / Lake Michigan
    420 Sundancer 2005
    Cumming 6cta V Drives
    Highfield 310 , 15hp Mercury
    The oval widows are a good place to start. I had a 320 Sundancer and those windows had no seal. Loosen and caulk with 4200.
  5. Sublimetime

    Sublimetime Active Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    clifton nj
    420 da
    if you are away from boat when this happens you can leave small pieces of newspaper in strategic suspect spots, even tape them to places you think it might have come from but has dried up. the newspaper will tend to curl and discolor where it gets wet. If areas are flat you can also sprinkle talc powder around, this will leave a telltale trail .
  6. Mcole1170

    Mcole1170 Member

    Jul 24, 2017
    Long island
    2006 sundancer 280
    4.3 alpha
    Thanks for all the advice. Will try them

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