I've been working on a nagging problem. On my 2000' Mk2, water from the packing gland and any other liquid that gets into the pan under the engine has no where to go but through two tubes that have large electrical wires running through them to the batteries etc. I've never seen a schematic of the Catalina 36 that shows where the various bilge tubes/limber holes etc go and how they work in combination. Somehow water in the engine pan moves through the tubes and eventually ends up in the main bilge. I know this because a while back I had to change out the stuffing in the packing gland with the boat in the water. Water flowed nicely out of the pan and eventually into the bilge where the electric pump promptly pumped it overboard.
My problem is that I am actually getting water backing up from those two tubes on the forward end of the pan (not much, but some) so something has gotten clogged.
Anyone know what I'm talking about...does this make sense. Thoughts? References? Picture enclosed
S/V Jubilee San Francisco Bay
Catalina 36' MkII #1867
|Tubes forward end of pan under engine