I removed the instruments from the bulkhead as well as the compass. The compass wasn't even sealed with anything. As a result the balsa was compromised. I included a couple pics. The pic of the odd shaped hole is where the compass used to be. I probed that hole after drilling it oversized from the inside, and I can't find bugs or sign. After I fill and rebed everything it should be fine. If anyone(J30 forum) wants these old instruments just ask and I could ship them for the cost of shipping. I'l never use them again. Boat is a mess inside.
The shot of the transom shows the rust area where some extra mounts were installed to hang an emergency rudder.