I was scrubbing/cleaning our two boats today and thought that I should check to see how "water-tight" the bulkheads were in both of the boats. I was extremely pleased that my Carolina 16 was perfectly dry in both the front and back storage areas. It has bulkheads that are made of a spongy kind of a material. However, my wife's boat (Dagger Savannah) has leaky bulkheads in both the front and in the back. The bulkeads are made of a hard plastic. I wasn't surprised that the rear one leaked because when she gets in and out of the kayak she will sit on the rear deck while swinging her legs into the boat. But I am surprised that the front bulkhead leaked (not as severely) too. The boat is less than a year old and has been stored indoors in a shed for its entire lifetime.<br />
I am wondering what I should do? I searched the archives but didn't really find what I was looking for in terms of either a good sealant that will expand and contract and most importantly adhere to the bulkead and the boat itself to keep it water tight.
How feasible is it to replace the bulkeads with a better material? I am not overly handy but would be willing to try it if it is not too hard to do.
Thanks for any advice that you can provide.