Check out these photos and let me know what ya think of how to repair this. I've had the boat a long time and didn't take a close look into this worn out area. There's water in there and I'm wondering where you think it could be coming from. You can see the shaft that runs vertical where the rudder post travels. I'm wondering if I should pump the water out of there and seal off the area, or just seal it off some how? wood, screws and sealant? Acrylic sheet? Do you think the water is from the bilge? Am I looking at the bilge? thanks in advance!