My Sunfish arrived with a broken bailer, so I bought a new one—then decided against it—plugged the hole with a "near-flat" plastic gas-cap, silicone sealer and tape. (And carry a big stopper ). 1) I read here that natural sponge is best—and it is. 2) Since I mostly sail "recumbent", I sit (dry) on a 1"-thick gardener's pad. 3) To get those last drops, how about a narrow saw-cut across the top of the "Bailer Cap"? (Yes, it weakens it some). 4) Alternately, when the bailer is removed, a small hole could be drilled through the bailer cap.