I'm fairly new to this site & I still don't know my way around all that well. If you would like to give me a link to those pages, I would be happy to document what I did & what I found. As for the drain, it will eventually get piped to a 3/8" bulkhead fitting that dumps into the aft portion of the cockpit, so that the water can run off the transom. Temporarily, I left the drains open to the space under the seats. When I punched the holes in the seats, I was greeted with a rather pungent aroma of mold. I poured some bleach water in though the rod holders. I plan to take the boat out for a sail tomorrow & let the bleach slosh around in there to clean things up before I drain the bleach water & seal her up tight again. I also thought about adding a dry tube or storage cabinet in the boat. I have all the necessary hardware & tools in the shop, but I am holding off for now. I hate to punch extra holes in a hull if it is not necessary. I have a couple of small dry boxes in the mesh pockets up by the mast. I'm going to see if that is enough to meet my needs before I go making more modifications.