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I have had similar problems – in most cases it is the centreboard pivot bolt that leaks. Get new soft washers on the bolt (but don’t overtighten) and see if this is the cure first. Is the paintwork/varnishwork along the case-hog joint cracked? Water may be creeping through the joint here. If this is the case (no pun intended) make sure you give the ply plenty of drying out time before you run an epoxy fillet along the joint both outside the case and inside the case. If not water will soak into the endgrains of the ply that will be sealed in and rot the case sides.