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Re: Epoxy or caulk to glue down teak cockpit seats?
I have a single board at the end corner of my cockpit sole whose caulking has leaked. When it rains, you can see that the end of this board doesn't dry and when you step on it, water squishes out through the caulk. The movement of the board to create the squishing is almost imperceptible. However, I suspect it was this movement that caused the caulk to fail in the first place.
Its a winter (maybe early spring) project for me to fix it. While I'm hoping to just dig out the surrounding caulk to allow it to dry thoroughly, rather than remove the entire board, I will have to get something under the board to stop any movement. I think injecting epoxy is going to make more sense than caulk to stop any movement in the imperceptibly warped board (or maybe its the sole that isn't perfectly flat).
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