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possible to dry newly wet decks?

I am looking at an early-80''s Hunter 36 for liveaboard. The boat has been well kept, but for the past year the owner hasn''t rebedded leaking in two portholes and where two shrouds are fastened through deck slits to continue through the cabin. Water coming in through the shrouds is evident as teak around the fasteners (in the head and on the port stowage cabinet) is starting to show signs of water damage. The deck, as expected, reads wet, though the problem has been relatively new. If it''s caught early enough, is it possible to ventilate the decks from below and dry them before they rot, remembering that it would be lived aboard and therefore relatively warm and dry all year? Or is this something that definitely requires repair?
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