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Tartan 3500 Anchor Locker Leak

I have just bought a Tartan 3500. The anchor locker is deep. The drains are at the level of the water line. There is a gap between the bottom pan of the locker and the inside of the hull. This gap leads to the bilge. In a rough sea, sea water goes up the drains and into the bilge. In addition, there are gaps high in the aft port and starboard aspects of the locker that lead to the V berth, which allow a tiny trickle to wet the forward V berth board.

These seem to be design flaws. I plan to fiberglass the anchor locker so that it is water-tight. And I may raise the level of the anchor locker and install new drains.

Anybody dealt with this issue?

Thank you
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