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Old 04-12-2003
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Leaking Hull

Hello, this is my first post to sailnet, so bear with me :-)

I have a starwind 13''8" sailboat (basically a Laser) that developed a leak between the deck and the rest of the hull a number of years ago. We could sail for a day, but it would slowly fill up and at the end of the day there would be a lot of water in there. My father had the boat filled with foam-tech (basically expanding foam) which did the trick on stopping the leaks since there is noplace for the water to go now. The only problem with this is that the boat is VERY heavy now. I would like to have the foam removed and some type of sealant put in instead. Does anyone know of a liquid sealant that can be put into the boat, then just spin the boat around to cover all parts of the hull and effectivly seal the boat?

If such a product exists, please email me liam@sover.net or reply here. Summer is coming and I would love to sail at a fast speed again! Thank you!
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