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I just got off the phone with Ward at Beneteau USA. He took the time to look at this thread and even downloaded the video to look at the series of holes.
The holes were drilled for the screws that hold the rub rail (bumper) in place.
He recommended removing the bumper, unscrewing the screws that are leaking and resealing them by squirting 3M5200 (with a caulking gun) right into the hole and then screwing the screws back in.
I love the positive attitude they have there. I asked if this was the strangest question he got all week. He said no, this is one of the good ones, it's coming from someone who is trying to take care of their boat. These guys must love sailboats.
Anyway, I got another contact at Beneteau, I'm sure I'll be asking him more questions - intelligent or otherwise. Thanks everyone for the input.
(And I'm thinking maybe I should fill-in the holes from the inside. It couldn't hurt, other than squeezing into the tight space and breathing epoxy fumes, right? But it may be difficult if I use a lot of that 3M5200.)
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Last edited by Bene505; 02-27-2009 at 05:19 PM.