Thanks to all for your feedback.
I have spent six years attempting to figure this puppy out. I do understand that it is a problem with most Bahias …. That being said I will now put in some history
It is in the sugar scoop - right at the blunt end of the boat
There is no connection between this area and the engine
room. No oil
, no colour, just plain old salty water. Nothing else can get in.
I have cut a hole in one of the steps to gain access to view.
When on the hard
, filled the compartment up with water. Water came out of screw holes that fixed the bumper strip to the curve. I removed it and filled up the holes. No water gets in there. Removed the ladder and re-fixed. No water gets in there. Removed access hatch
and replaced. No water gets in there.
Apart from the rudder
stock, there is nothing else….
owners with similar problems???