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The leak is probably mid point port side just below that yellow water-line stripe, there’s a repair there…

My Enterprise has 3 or 4mm thick perspex transom flaps which are fixed to the boat using plastic piano hinges which seem to have a stainless steel hinge pin (it has not rusted. The flaps are held closed by a light bungy cord that is looped over a hook specific for the purpose about 300mm forward of the transom. When I kneel in the sternsheets to fit the rudder a trickle of water comes in but nothing serious. When completely swamped after a capsize recovery, the weight of water surging against the transom once I get sailing again overcomes the bungy cord and the flaps are pushed open. The system works really well and I am thinking about making ducts to allow me to fit flaps on my MK2.