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Location: Bowen Island, British Columbia
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Leak at hull/deck or toerail
I own a 1970 C&C 30' Redwing. On a recent cruise we had quite a bit of water in the V-berth after beating into some pretty good sized waves. I've been able, thus far, to isolate it to EITHER the hull/deck seam OR the bolts which hold the teak toerail on. My next step is to remove the toe rail, seal up the bolt holes, and try my high-pressure water test again. If it leaks, it's most likely the hull/deck seam (I can't imagine what else it would be). If it doesn't, it's (yipee) only the toerail bolts.
1) Is this the best way to isolate the point of infiltration?
2) If it's the hull/deck seam, I'm a bit leery of removing the rub rail. Does anyone have any knowledge of how this is fastened and if I'm going to be hosed myself (pun intended) if I pull a section of it away so I can seal the seam?