Originally Posted by Stu-L
I have a 1981 34ft Californian. On the port side I have water damage where the bridge connects to the main cabin. There is a lip that extends out above the windows and underneath the lip is wood. It is the wood that is damaged. Anybody have a similar problem?
Mine isn't a 34', but I had a similar problem with water leaks coming down from the flybridge into the headliner above the counter.
Your cause might be different, but what I found was a water leak from a stripped out screw hole on one of the flybridge attachment screws which extends into the cabin roof. They take the flybridge off the house and set it on the back of the boat, to reduce the overall load height of the boat when they transport them from southern California on lowboy tractor trailer rigs. The dealers reinstall the flybridge in Seattle when the boat arrived. I found one screw that was stripped out and not sealed properly. Reinstalled an oversize screw with the appropriate sealer and all was fine since.
That may be the source of your water damage as well. You may have to remove some of the flybridge interior trim panels to access the screws holding it too the cabin roof.