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Where's the Leak?

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Sep 12, 2011
Chrysler 21' Swing Keel Belfast, Maine
I've had my 21' "pop up" on the trailer for 2 years since I traded our 26' Ranger for it. When it rains it leaks a lot but not sure from where. I covered the forward hatch and the main entry w/a tarp this last rains storm and I still had over 10gallons of water in there. Most concerning is it is in the forward starboard locker and I can see it leaking into that space from the space just aft - a cell of built in flotation that doubles as the starbord bunk. This 'cell' extends all the way aft under the cock pit - like a 10' long, thin uncomfortable couch!! (yes, i've slept on it!).
Should i cut a round hole (5/8" ish) in the aft starbord area to drain this water to the bilge? Could it be coming from the gunwales? The previous owner hit a few things hard enough to crack the deck and also the gel coat of the hull so I thought maybe the rain was running down the rubber bumper and in between the deck and hull and ending up in that flotation area.
Appreciate any insight!


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