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Water Seepage between Teak and Hull

I have noticed that water is seeping between the hull and Rub Strake. As a result this causes water stains. Does anyone have a recommendation for a product or method for sealing this joint between the hull and Rub Strake before applying SIKENS or similar sealer.

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Didn't you bed the rub strake with some sort of compound, like 3M 4000 or Sikaflex before for bolting it into place. If not, you really should remove it and rebed it properly.

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Water Seepage

I guess the previous owner didn't rebed properly. Is there a way I could just inject or try to seal the problem areas?
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You really need to re-bed... since it is pretty likely that it is leaking else where, and possibly into the boat.
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The only way around the problem is as Dog said, remove it, clean it all up and re-bed it. No matter what you try to do with out removing the rub strake, water will find it's way in.
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I have noticed that a single leaf - one single leaf - over a scupper or cockpit drain will, by itself, hold back many gallons of water.

I therefore recommend placing a leaf over the source of your leak.
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