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I have been able to narrow down the source to three possible places on the fiberglass back, Bhavik reported on Wednesday. First, the valve where the cable for the foot steering goes through to the outside. Second, the joints of the fiberglass panel that holds the rudder in place. Third, the joints of the metal panel that reinforces a mooring loop on the outside (in the image). Live image over Contact 4.0 courtesy of Bhavik (click to enlarge).

Bhavik Gandhi update: Water leak, rescue on standby

Posted: Apr 13, 2007 03:53 pm EDT

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(TheOceans.net) Its been touch-and-go with Bhavik Gandhi since he discovered water leaking in three compartments of his stern three days ago, providing yet another devastating setback that could jeopardize the future of his Atlantic crossing and may require an emergency rescue.I have been able to narrow down the source to three possible places on the fiberglass back, Bhavik reported on Wednesday. First, the valve where the cable for the foot steering goes through to the outside. Second, the joints of the fiberglass panel...

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