Watertight rigging tube/console?
OK so after a recent incident where the boat flooded while on a mooring due to a split in the elephant's trunk, leaving water inside the console and over the batteries (which are in the console) I've been looking at where the rigging tube enters the console - this being where the water got in. The tube lies on the deck and then the various pipes/cables enter the console through a "witches hat". I can't see any chance of actually sealing the gaps between all the pipes/cables to make the console really watertight - but am I missing something? Is there some cunning way of doing it?
The tube doesn't itself go through the witches hat, but I don't see that'd help anyway as water would just come through the tube from the transom end?