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post #3 of Old 01-23-2013
Gary M
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Re: Moisture around chainplates

It should be fairly obvious if your bulkhead is getting wet. Important to at least stop your chain plates from leaking any more.
When I got my boat the previous owner had used silicon adhesive at the deck junction. Very bad idea. I had to sand all traces of it away before I could seal it properly with 3M 4200.
At that time I cut out the inner skin and removed the wet balsa on both sides and re-glassed which of course meant taking the chain plates out. I also had to replace the Starboard bulkhead, now I keep a close eye on it since the chain plates tend to move but so far the 4200 is doing a good job.
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