I have a 1977 c-22 with the normal leaks, about a gallon in the bilge. I have had it only a month and never in the water yet. I'm just wondering a couple things. 1. Is it normal to have some water in the bottom of the boat , if it's sitting in the water? 2. Who has experience dealing with the soft ply wood near the bilge? 3. What needs to be done to fix it or can it be ignored? Doesn't look structural... I would like to put her in the water for the season and work on leaks while I enjoy the boat. Certainly one season in the water won't effect the general condition of a 1977 boat??