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What's the best was to seal my stanchion bases?
Hey guys, I know this sounds like a typical question, but I searched and searched but couldnt really find any answer that really pertained to my issue.
Ok, so I have my stanchions removed and have been faced with the issue of how to seal these buggers up. So, most stanchion bases I've seen, sit completely flat to the deck, with the entire footprint making contact. My bases on the other hand only make contact on the perimeter, as the base is actually hollow with an interior height of a bit less than 1/4". I've considered the typical butyl tape solution, but I only forsee it being cut off by the edge of the base and ultimately having no function. The idea of also just filling the base up with butyl or a sealant has crossed my mind but that seems a little amateur. Ultimately, the answer that seems to make sense is to cut a rubber gasket the size of the base to make the seal, but I've read that many people frown upon that execution. Does anyone have any ideas?? I just wanna get back on the water!