Re: Leaks when it rains.
This isn't a timely post, but I hope it's helpful: I've had an '87 Newport 28 for about 15 years and have had to have the chain plates rebedded a number of times, so plan on doing that fairly regularly. I held off rebedding my starboard side and was forced to replace the interior where the plate was fastened! Not inexpensive, so a word to the wise. My port lights leak, too, and I need to have them rebedded or replaced. Zincs I replace annually.