To bad you live in the east, I could use your help! Nice job and excellent craftsmanship.
I did find out the problem of the engine bilge drain hole having the bilge pump hose and electrical wire ran through it was the factory doings
If you own an Islander 28, I would suggest correcting the problem. If you haven't already and you have water around the stairs going down the the salon or around the sautees, this will most likely be the source.