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Re: Sabre 36 (another one)
The water in the Bilge is likely coming in through the mast.
As far as other leaks go, they can usually be solved, the question would be: how long were they occurring and how much if any damage was done?
The Chainplate leaks could cause bulkheads to rot if left unattended. Sabre has a vinyl liner over the bulkheads. The one you photo'd looks to be in decent shape, but you should sound them with a plastic hammer. In Fact, I think you should be sounding the decks. The meter is fine, but a hammer will tell you what you need to know too. If all is well, just lift the chainplate covers dig out the old caulk and re-bed every few years.
The staining looks like it could be coming from Stantions ?
One of the the most annoying leaks on my Sabre came from the topside handrails, Which I had to remove and re-bed. I re-potted with epoxy.
That Sabre is a little Pricey IMO. That $ would get you two 35 O'days. ;-) 6' draft is not really small in my neck of the woods.