so I sort of knew my Northern Bay 36 had a wet keel first by the fact a lot of water came out of the stern tube each time I was hauled and second by the fact that a crack in the joint between thr jeel ans the skeg dripped water all winter long. My yard added a steel shoe to protect the skeg this winter. When they drilled the bolt holes for the skega lot of stale water, maybe 10 gallons worth ran out, mor evidence of a wet keel. And then I launched last week and found this surprise while inspecting spaces while still in the slings.: The leak is above and behind my shaft log and is from one of 4 3/4” screw holes that were where my raw water pump used to be be before I relocated it 4 years ago. Those holes were plugged by sealant when I relocated the pump, and one of the plugs blew out on launch this year. While on the hard while the holes were glassed in I spent some time below the boat and realized that flat space behind the shaft log is a false bottom above the wet keel which extends about 3’ in length and 2’ in depth. You can see the holes behind the log in the picture. Who knew!