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Aluminum toe rail leak?

We're in Opua, NZ, and had some rough weather getting here from Tonga in our PCS 40. We've discovered a small amount of salt water on the wiring bundle under the starboard hull-deck joint in the forward hanging locker and the galley sliding locker. We anticipate finding the same in the other starboard lockers. Since it has rained for almost a week here in NZ, the water in the leak is mostly fresh. Everybody's closed for the holidays/summer vacation, so we're trying to make some headway on this by ourselves. We're assuming that the port side should be looked at even though it isn't leaking--yet. The return trip back to the tropics will have the wind and seas coming from the starboard side.

Has anyone else dealt with a similar leak? How did you get that wiring bundle out of the way? There's no service loop in it that we can find. Even with it out of the way it's going to be very difficult to reach some of the underside of the joint.

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