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Old 03-19-2007
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My experience is that most people use insufficient amounts of sealant, due to the difficulty of applying it, the cost and their inexperience with working with it. Also, many have difficulty running a good solid, continuous bead of sealant properly.

Given his description... and my guess that the screws do not go through the teak, but end somewhere within it... using the appropriate amount of caulk and leaving enough to form a gasket and then tightening as appropriate after the sealant cures would work quite well for him.
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