Help Diagnosing Top Side Water Ingress
I have two areas that I'm trying to chase down some water ingress. One, is around the curved, fixed lexan windows and the second, is along the port and stbd side windows that come off the windshield.
Here is where I'm at so far:
- water seems to run along centre bulk head where ceiling light is, near the port and stbd edges. I figured it was coming in through the Lexan fixed, curved, windows, particularly around the screws (observed). I applied new caulking around the windows, ensuring I overlapped the lexan and over to the gelcoat to cover the existing seals, as well as covering the screws. I also applied some waterproof tape to some small, but obvious cracks in the lexan. My intent is to pull the lexan windows in the fall and completely redo those opening. My current goal is to minimize water ingress. As part of applying new caulking top side, I have also caulked around the two hatches, all port holes and the base of the windshield. It does look like I reduced water ingress but still getting some. It seems to be coming in around the aft side of the stbd lexan window , so I'm wondering if it could be coming from higher up (windshield area or ?) and running along the headliner till it hits the bulk head and then pops out near the lexan windows.
- second area is along the port and stbd side windows that come off the main windshield. I've caulked along the bottom of the side windows and in the groove that runs up / down the aluminum windshield post. I'm still getting some water running down both sides.
I'm running out of areas to apply new caulking.
Any thoughts / advice would be most helpful.
Thanks in advance.