I have the same problem with my older boat as well. I sealed the cracks with silicone and now wish I hadn't. Over time the silicone has discolored and looks bad. On the other hand, it keeps water out of the cuddy.
I'll be interested to see if others have a better solution.
Perfectly logical--thank you Richard--as always, a fount of knowledge.
I was pretty sure you would have the answer but I figured if I posted the question other sailors with "mystery holes" might learn something also.
Come Sail Away
Living just a couple miles from Grapevine Lake in Texas gives me the opportunity to go sailing almost every weekend (if I can sneak away when my wife isn’t looking). Grapevine Lake is a great place to sail and there are almost always several sailboats plying the waters.
My C14 has two holes in the forward part of the cockpit, near the hatch opening, just below the bench seats, one on each side.
I recall when I first started using the boat there was a cord or bungee stretched between the holes but by the time I bought the boat the cord was gone and I can't...
Thanks for the replies!
I'll call and get a price for a new mast. My sons are going to help pay for it.
We live very close to Grapevine Lake, near the DFW Airport, and that's where we have been sailing.