We also went to the gore packing and now no leaks. Around the packing is moist but doesn’t drip. During our first year, the bilge pump never seemed to shut off. I thought he keel bolts were leaking and feared the worst. Actually the bolts were NOT the culprit. Persistence pays off; Just work methodically to eliminate all sources. My culprits were excessive packing leaking and NASTY water in the aft hidden keel bolt space, water leaking down the outside of compression post, and water leaking in from the anchor roller. The anchor roller leak led me to the hidden spaces forward of the V-birth and BELOW the space the forward water tank sits. Water was between the liner and the hull. I pulled the tank, drilled a hole for an inspection plate (be real careful here. The space between the liner and the hull is only an inch or
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