1994 Mainship 40 help
I just purchased this boat and launched after it was sitting on the hard for 15+ months. Survey showed no hull issues, and sea trial went well. There was water in the aft bilge but found the issue with flax on stbd engine - flax dried out after sitting so long. Now that boat has been in water for a week, the flax is working fine and aft is dry. However forward bilge is a mess. I took 4 gallons out of it last night, salt water, and was able to dry bilge. I removed shower sump and rebedded the bilge pump screws. Found that the water is coming in from now under the holding tank. Tank is empty and forward of this bildge there are no more thru hulls. Front v Berth is all dry!?!? Any ideas on where to look for salt water intrusion? Iím concerned that hull is bleeding as the bilge is filled again, but not deep enough to trigger float switch. Just seems like a lot of water to just be sitting there. Confusing part is that the 4 gallons stabilizes and does not get any deeper so the breach does not have enough force cause the pressure equalized. I plugged the rear flow with a towel to prevent flow into rear bilge so the water is just sitting there. Any help?