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Old 06-26-2009
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Not a good choice. First, 5200 isn't elastic enough for the purpose, since the chainplates will move a bit. Second, removing the stuff in the event that they start leaking is going to be a royal nightmare. 5200 and silicone have very, very, few legitimate uses on a boat IMHO.
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I did mine with 3M 5200 UV. I did the first chainplates and all the stancions on Saturday. On Sunday I reattached the lifelines and the upper shrouds and rebedded the lower shroud chainplates. Monday I just had to reattach the lower shrouds and tune the rig. 101 has a longer cure time than 5200. I would not want to load the rig until the sealant cures, but maybe I am just being superstitious.
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