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Re: Prepping to re-bed stanchions.

Re-Bedding Deck Hardware With Bed-It Butyl Tape Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com

That has the "do it right" solution.

I did the "almost right" solution, which was everything there except for potting the core with epoxy. I feel pretty confident that counterbored holes and good butyl tape will keep the core dry for 20+ years, the previous sealant and counterbored holes did so for the 25 years.

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