I titled this post Anchor Locker Woes, but it should probably be V-berth Woes or Why Is This Hole Here? I’m continuing the work on removing the old interior carpet and padding from the V-berth walls and noted in my previous post on the subject the rotted wood I discovered. Well, I’ve discovered what I believe to be the primary source of water intrusion when I started pulling the rotted plywood off that covers the locker on the interior side. Caution….a couple of the following photos are graphic and might upset those who have a queasy stomach…lol.
Inside the anchor locker, there’s little drain holes in the channel that houses the locker lid. These are fine, since it allows water to drain into the locker and then out through the primary drain hole at the front. The problem I’ve discovered is another hole [directly below the lip drain hole on the port side. This hole appears to have been done by a prior owner since it’s only on one side. I also don’t believe it came from the factory like this because this hole goes directly into the V-berth. I can’t imagine why this hole would have been drilled, but I’ve plugged it to stop the water from getting into the living space.
See attached photos which might explain the issue a little further. I placed a wire hanger through the hole from the anchor locker to the V-berth.
Anyone have knowledge of this Hunter 25 and whether that hole is supposed to be there? And if so, what’s the purpose?