I just purchased PFS 06539. It has been in storage for over 25 years and seems incredibly tight and stiff. It doesn't appear that there has ever been an auto bailer installed. Is this possible? Were the early lasers constructed in such a manner that the bond between the cockpit and hull prohibited water from entering the hull, as this bond appears to be perfect. Can I just install the brass thru hull that Intensity Sails sells, as I cringe at the prospect of drilling a hole in my hull to secure the auto bailer.