Thanks for the comments. The surveyor found practically no water in the boat. He was so surprised he actually checked the calibration of his device about half way through the survey
. He said there was a little moisture in the rudder and some right around the mast step which makes sense now that I know the boat leaks a little water there. Someone mentioned that steel plates are made to reinforce the deck near the mast step. Is that something I should consider now? Around October I plan to start heading toward the Caribbean and will have to take the mast down for part of the Hudson river from lake Champlain. Would that be a good time to address it as the area will be slightly more visible or is this something I should take care of before a few months of sailing on the lake? Oh, someone mentioned the engine. Mine is in relatively new condition with about 50 hours since installation.