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Old 10-22-2010
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I suppose there's a chance of rotten core beneath the pedestal guard as a result of that fitting leaking over the years, but it wasn't detected during the survey. I'm hoping it's just a matter of rebedding the hardware.

These links will take you to Maine Sail's website. From what I've seen, he's done the best job in documenting the process. He shows using a dremel tool to displace the core material in order to seal the deck, but a bent nail is often used as well (putting the nail into the chuck of your drill).

Sealing Deck Penetrations to Prevent Core Rot Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at

Re-Bedding Hardware Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at
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