Thought it may be of use to share our adventures chasing the elusive forward leak on our B36. The symptom was water evident under the port/aft end of the fwd berth. The source after considerable hosings and contortions inside was a poorly bedded port/fwd fairlead.

We still have a small leak from the bottom of the chain locker into the fwd storage locker. I can’t see any obvious cracking at the bottom of the chain locker but it is obviously coming from this area (the hose test confirms it). The corrective action would be to reseal the bottom of the chain locker. Any recommendations regarding how best to do this?