Dave, thanks for the reply. I can't recall what the deck looks like, I'll check it out this weekend. My boat is 2.5 hours away. During the survey, the panel that sits over the steering pully cables was found to be water logged. Are there screws under there? I'm not really convinced that water is leaking from the side windows all the way to the aft cabin. I like your idea of the added bilge pump, I may try that. You put the bilge pump in the lazerrette compartment? or down into the locker just behind of the aft compartment? the wood all along my aft compartment primarily on the starboard side, is either rotted or water damaged.
I agree with you about the boats. I'm going to love this thing!! Once upon a time, I was stationed in Alameda, and San Diego. I would have loved to have sailed to Catalina. Maybe some day! How far south are you going?