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Re: Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat
That's excellent! Hopefully it was a leak in the drain plug, and now you've fixed it. Keep an eye on it, though. If there is rainwater getting in through a fitting, you'll want to rebed the fittings. There are a TON of threads on that.
I expect that any rainwater in the hull is likely due to the huge hole in the lockers that I mentioned earlier, coupled with leaving the boat uncovered before I got a tarp for it. I thought I had drained it all out, but there must've been some hiding somewhere. Well, at least I'm hoping that's it.
And on a related note, I picked up mat and resin to attempt my first fiberglass repair. While the holes in the locker don't affect how she sails, I'm guessing that if I capsize, and all that water is going right into the hull, then I'm going to have a bad time.