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Lawrence and Mayumi Wheeler

I think you may be right about the water intrusion. The top of the main ballast seems to be sealed well with woven roving, with an added inch or two of what looks like cement over the top, perhaps to support tanks. Incidentally, two pipes of thin plastic (one broken) run along each side of the length of the cement, but seem to go nowhere. The only two areas that show corrosion are the two areas that I have described previously, that were not originally sealed. I intend to do what I can with epoxy and fiberglass to seal them now. Thanks for your advice.

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