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post #5 of Old 08-11-2008
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I'm with you on the stretchier more flexible adhesive. I don't know what the original material was but it was horrible. Wish I had heard from you before I started the job! We'll see in couple of years what it's like to remove the 4100. I was warned against silicone sealants by a surveyor who thought silicone sealant was an oxymoron. He suggested the 4100. The fitting as I said is a flat plate with U bolts welded through it with nuts that fasten below deck into metal plates that are bolted to the hull. Removal of the chainplates is complicated by the fact that when you pull them up through the metal plates below decks some damage is done to the threads. I discovered this problem when I was removing caulk from the bolts and ended up stabbing myself twice with the sharp thin brittle stainless steel threads that had broken away from the bolts. I'm not loving my boat yet.
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