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The chainplates are not surrounded by teak at their entry points. They go through the lowest run on the deck right inside the gunwhales. I have sealed and re-sealed them. The problem must inded be from elsewhere, probably cap rail and scuppers. I will tackle the scuppers soon.

I know that the cup solution will not solve the problem. I have tried to solve the problem but cannot, well, not as yet, anyway. The cup solution will reduce radically the amount of water running down the teak lining, and that, in the circumstances, is a step forward.

It is not invasive, and I can take them off again if I later solve the leak problem.

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I am wondering if the water is getting to the core elsewhere, then finding it's way out around the chainplates. So the water could be not leaking in around the top of the plate, is what I'm getting at.

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Yes Mark, that is almost certainly what's happening. I cannot stop the deck leaks this side of eternity, or tearing them up and glassing.
I will try catching the drips into pretty bronze catching cups fitted at the bottom of the chainplates, then ducting the water away to the bilge. Three chainplates are visible in the cabin, and there are 6 in total. It's not ideal, but it is the best I can do for now.
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