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Hmm... sounds like a bad design. I don't know what to say about the through-hull, but if you had some photos it would help... since I don't really know what you mean by fiberglass reinforcement channels.
As for the battery box... they're supposed to contain the acid, and he really shouldn't have drilled a hole in the bottom... it defeats one of the primary purposes of the battery box.
Some resins are fairly acid resistant, others not so much. The rotten smell is probably due to the sulphur, from the acid. If the battery platform was made properly, it should have been coated with epoxy, to prevent it from absorbing moisture and rotting. Apparently, that isn't the case here.
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