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Bob Harland

@No Disgrace wrote:

I took the boat out of the water yesterday and, yes, there was a fair bit of water inside the buoyancy compartment. So that definitely helps to explain the listing problem. I wonder where the leak is…

Are you saying that boat ought to sit high enough in the water that the self-bailer can be left open when unattended? I suppose I’ll find out when I go back in the water.

Common source of leaks is the screwholes fixing the keelbands, less common around the bailers. If it is the screwholes then you will probably see water seeping out from them.
Yes – you should be able to leave the bailers open when the boat is unattended.