first, congratulations on buying
37. we have friends who lived aboard one with their two BIG dogs
for more than four years. we also looked at them when we were buying
, and, although we eventually bought a csy 37
, i think we would have been equally happy with the endeavour. we felt the csy
sailed better, and that made the difference.
i'm thinking your 'brass' ports are actually bronze, but maybe i'm wrong. don't worry, they don't bleed. and they should open inwards. we have nine of them. and like the other posters, try to find a water
diverting solution to your problem or just close up when rain threatens. we close them.