Deterniming what to do about my hull to deck joint on my project boat...
I have taken the rub rail off of my Southcoast 22 project boat and it is going to need a new one I believe. I have been looking at blogs and such where other people have completely seperated the deck from the hull. I am wondering if I need to do the same thing...
The boat does have numerous leaks throughout the boat at the hull to deck joint. I am thinking I can fix these when I put on a new rub rail. I have removed the old adhesive for the old rub rail and some of the sealant/adhesive that was used to bond the deck to the hull(not a whole lot but just what I could get to with a flathead screw driver. What I have in my head is when I go to put the new rubrail on I will also put some sort of sealant/adhesive in crack followed by whatever attaches the rub rail.
The hull to deck joint isnt horrible, but it is the exact same all the way around. Some place have larger gaps where I dug the sealant out with the screw driver. But it isnt so bad that you can see through it or anything, the leaks are very small but are still there.
Also if it means anything the hull and deck and joined with rivets not bolts, not sure if that is a big deal but on my 29' it is bolted all the way around. Keep in mind this is a 22' puny trailer sailor.
What do you guys think????????
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