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Old 11-13-2012
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Water woes - Check your stanchions

A couple weeks ago there was two days of stormy weather that brought with it high winds and buckets of rain. I was away from my boat, but when I was able to check it I found the starboard stanchion at the cabin opening had come unsealed and allowed all the water running across the deck into the cabin. Lucky for me the starboard berth is where I keep all my extra cushions and sails :S. Half of my interior was soaked . I got to it before any mold could set in and everything is happily drying at my house, but the moral of the story here is to check anything with a through deck fitting for a good seal before the winter storms come along! In my case the previous owner had used a non-marine grade sealant...
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