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Might also be worth noting that during rigging the job should be rigged first to avoid the main cracking the deck near the mast ram.

Quite obvious, and you probably already know it, but just in case...
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 RS400 - leaking badly in only light air sailing...Couple of questions, are there any specific areas where these boats leak? -  so far found a couple of dodgy hatch covers/seals so far, rudder fittings, toe strap anchorages all OK... I am repairing a friends Rs400 and cannot get it to hold any pressure when testing with a hand pump via bug in the transom.. Also, does the RS400 have a 'breather hole' in the boat?  Boat is sail number circa : no. 700 Ta...


There are 5 breathers on those early numbers

2 under the deck either side of each other just forward of the mast
2 under the thwart near where its bonded to the hull
1 behind the rudder gudgeon

When you get air in the boat they are easy to hear. Certainly how I found mine!


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Thanks to all for the tips and advice.  Found the culprit.  In the bow.  See short video link. Now repaired and boat is dry...




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