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Usually when you get brown water leaking it means the core in the deck is rotten around the leak. If that's the case you have to remove the rotted core as far as it extends and replace it with new, using epoxy and fiberglass cloth or biaxial cloth to replace the upper skin. The bolt holes should be through solid epoxy to stop it happening again. For bedding the stanchion or whatever butyl tape is one of the best choices or 3M 4200 or Sikaflex 291.
The hull is solid glass without core and except for the hull/deck join there couldn't be a leak there. Most likely the stanchion as they suffer a bit as people pull on them with a lot of leverage.
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
Last edited by mitiempo; 02-10-2010 at 08:57 PM.