Originally Posted by peterchech
I just ordered it from amazon. Looks like a great resource thanks.
It is, in fact it is so good I even bought the revised addition after owning the first from day 1. BUT - COMPLETELY IGNORE
his procedure for bedding deck fittings. His "gasket" method sounds very good but in reality it is next to impossible to prevent some or all of the fasteners from turning a little when you do the second tightening of them. This will compromise the seal.
Instead, after potting and redrilling the fastener holes, drill a small countersink on the top of each hole. This will retain a small O-ring of sealant under the fitting no matter what movement occurs later. Then put sealant down, install the fitting and tighten down completely in one go.
This works much, much better than Caseys' recommendation.