Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: St. John's, NL
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Repairing wet core close to the hull-deck joint
I've got a stanchion that has a little "give" and appears to have some wet core and delamination around the stanchion base. I understand the proper way to repair the area generally speaking- remove top skin, dry/remove wet core, epoxy, etc- but I'm at a loss how to best deal with this repair so close to the edge of my deck.
Don Casey suggests always leaving 3 inches or so around a repair area for beveling and fairing, but what do I do when there is likely rot and delamination in this 3 inch perimeter? Pull it all out and accept that I will have a weak joint with no beveling on one side? Leave a perimeter but try to dig out any wet core from beneath it? I'm really at a loss as to how to best tackle this one!