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Which type of Sikaflex to use?

Does anyone know which type of Sikaflex to get? I went to Jamestown Distributors online, and there are a page of different types.

I need to get some Sikaflex to reseal where my keel meets the hull.

I understand that I need to strip-off the old Sikaflex all the way around the keel, becasue Sikaflex doesn't stick to old, cured Sikaflex. So I need a few tubes, I guess.

I'm planning to leave her in the water next winter, so Ineed to get this right.

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I checked it out and he does talk about Sikaflex. I'm still not sure which Sikaflex to use though.

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I would recommend using sikaflex 291 for that purpose. Sikaflex 295 isn't really designed for underwater applications, being primarily designed for bedding ports and such. You could also use 3M 4200 or 5200...but IMHO Sikaflex is probably more forgiving.

Are you rebedding the keel completely? If so, I would use 4200 or 5200 for that...but for just recaulking the exterior seam on the hull-keel join, I'd go with Sikaflex 291.
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