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"Silicone-based sealants have very few legitimate uses on a boat."
Offhand I'd agree with you, but Mark Plastics, who are one of the larger players in replacing OEM glazing on a lot of older boats, specifically say to use silicon seal to bed plastic portlight surrounds into the wood/fiberglass hull of a boat. Damfino why, I like more permanent solutions.
That might be Dow Corning 795, which is an exception to the silicone is useless rule. It is a structural adhesive that is used to hold the large panes of glazing material in skyscrapers, that are not mechanically fastened in any way.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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