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Fiberglassing Over Hull Deck joint?
I'm refitting a 78 Pacific Seacraft 25. The hull deck joint looked like it had leaked in the past so I took the caprail up (In a million pieces) to inspect the joint. I've been thinking of just filling the outer edge of the joint with thickened epoxy to make the whole thing level, then laying a few layers of glass cloth over the joint. When I'm done I'll just finish the joint nicely and leave it fiberglass. Then I'll take a 1x4 piece of teak and mount it to the outside of my stanchions about a 1/2 inch off the deck for drainage and a bulwork rail to stand against when heeled. This will eliminate the 100 screw holes holding the old caprail down, and hopefully all leaks. Hal Roth wrote about this in a book of his. He did it to one of his boats. Any opinons before I commit to this project?