Our storage compartment on our center 'toon can pick up several inches of water in a couple hours of boating in chop and/or at high speed. I have a bilge pump, but as we all know it does not get out the last inch or so. That means I have a lot of water sitting in there getting moldy in the Texas heat. I believe that the problem is that the wave sheild is incomplete, and there is a gap allowing water to come off the splash guard (at high pressure) and hit directly where the storage compartment access structure joins the center 'toon. See the first picture. The first thing I want to do is close that gap. See the second picture. I'll call this the "barrier piece". This would not be a large piece, but it would have to be 3 dimensional so I don't think I can do it (well) myself. The third picture shows two places where I think the water is getting in. (A) is where the access shaft joins the cross beam. There is some caulking but I don't have confidence that it is water tight. (B) shows where the weld joining the access hatch to the 'toon is incomplete. My goal is to: Finish the welds joining the center' toon to the access hatch. Build and install the barrier piece to close the open section of the wave shield outlined in the second picture. Complete the under skinning all the way to the bow. Some questions: I thought I saw somewhere on this forum that Bennington has the small barrier pieces available for retrofit. Anybody familiar with that? Any reason not to complete the weld noted above? (I recognize this may be redundant if I install a barrier piece) Why did they not finish the under skin all the way to the bow? Any reason I shouldn't do it? There is a great little shop an hour from my house that can do this for me. They specialize in aluminum superstructures for boats and the local Bennington dealer uses them for all hull welding repairs.