Sprit Leak

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Post by Guest » Fri May 12, 2006 3:13 pm

For the last 2 seasons we have been plagued with a leaking sprit housing (so we think). The gasket has been replaced, and the bow pulpit has been reseated and re-sealed. Every time we get a rain there is a leak at the base of the sprit housing and trickles down the bulkhead and then down under the bunk - making a mess. Can anyone shed any insight on this? Am I missing anthing obvious?

[Posted by: Maya
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Guest

Post by Guest » Mon May 22, 2006 11:28 pm

Maya,
Have you checked the joint between the deck and the forward bulkhead? Ours wasn't properly sealed, and we had leakage whenever we took water over the bow.
Dan

[Posted by: Dan Grossman
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Post by Guest » Tue May 23, 2006 6:41 am

Dan

I will look into this. Was this a big job to have repaired? Maya

[Posted by: Maya
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Guest

Post by Guest » Tue May 23, 2006 8:44 pm

Fortunately it was handled as a warranty claim. Probably took a fair amount of labor, because it is a confined area with wiring to get in the way. Not our problem, though.

[Posted by: Dan Grossman
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Re: Sprit Leak

Post by Vento Solare » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:37 am

When I purchased Hull 266 I found the sprit leaked on the delivery from Annapolis to Newport. With the boat hauled I have found where the forward seal mates against a seating ring, there was a section of the ring missing (broken off). It turns out that is the forward sleeve bearing, so I am replacing both bearings and the seal. I checked with Waterline Systems and the components for this on the J/109 are the same as the J/105. Here are some part numbers for those who may need to replace them.

Bowsprit Seal - Waterline #86241 (This is a Nitrile Rubber Rotary Lip Seal made by Parker Part # 6652 H1L7 also available elsewhere)

Retaining Ring Waterline #86252 (didn't buy it as it wasn't needed)

Bowsprit Bearing Pair (one inner and one outer) Waterline #92069 - there isn't any manufacturers part # on it.

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Re: Sprit Leak

Post by Vento Solare » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:04 pm

An update for the Sprit seal. I recently ordered a replacement - Nitrile Rubber Rotary Lip Seal made by Parker Part # 6652 H1L7

The supplier had a minimum buy order from Parker and has stock available on the shelf now.

They are available from RI Packing and Insulation, 1903 County Street, Attleboro, MA 02703. Call their phone 401-421-8090 and you can pay by credit card over the phone. They shipped it to me via postal mail and I had it in 3 days. It was just over $50 including shipping and tax.
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