Originally Posted by RT Firefly
I wish you the best of success with her but would suggest you get another 3 or 4 sets of eyes to go over everything just one more time or two. The circumstances of the sinking are worrying to me.
Exactly. That is so critical. You might miss something (and probably have!) that another would see. And the obverse is true too. A fresh set of eyes often identifies something.
I've done that recently on this canal. Spotted wire that had been sucked in between the coupler and the transmission (reason for ATF leak identified)
Spotted small spray of water coming from hose below waterline that after decades needed replacement
Saw belt that wobbled (my angle, near deck, looking forward it was apparent -- nearly invisible from the other end of the engine)
And too I've had stuff pointed out that I missed.
That's what boat people do.
Have your friends who helped refloat the boat go over everything. Is water still accumulating in the bilges? It should not. Perhaps you've got a scupper drain with a hose clamp that fell off. The hose no longer is attached so all that water is going straight into the bilge instead of overboard.
Run water in your scupper/ deck drains. Look over the side. You should see water coming out. If you don't it is going inside your hull most likely.
Anyway, RT is correct. Have more eyes than yours go over the boat. Knowledge is power.
All the best to you.