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Re: Wood hull -- sealing question?
Originally Posted by Brian_vancouver
My question is whether someone here knows whether Sikaflex (291?) will bond with damp seams? My read of their literature says all wood must be completely dry; but several local folk claim it can be used successfully on damp (i.e. somewhat dry) seams.
No, it won't. If you try it it might even look like it does, but once it's gone off it's pretty easy to remove. What's worse, if used below the waterline it will actually trap moisture behind it corroding fastenings and/or encouraging rot.
Are you re-doing above-water or below-water seams?
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