Re: Dry bilges
I always thought that the majority of the water came in through the stuffing box until this last year when the boat was on the hard and I saw how much water was coming down that keel steped mast. I do have caulking in the mast slot to block the water from reaching the bilge so that leaves the slots in the mast where the internal halyards exit. Not sure if more water is coming from the top of the mast or from those exit points near deck level. I'll be trying to block off some of those lower points to see if it helps.