Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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I assume that the C&C hull-deck joint is throughbolted with a mastic compound to keep the water out. Feel around where the hull and deck join and you should notice that it is slightly sticky. You might try tightening the bolts that go through the toe rail, deck and hull flange. Much easier with two people than one. Person outside holds the bolt in position with a scewdriver and the person inside tightens the nut. Don't overtighten - you don't want to squeeze out all of the bedding compound. You may find that some of the nuts are backed off just a bit over time and this is allowing the leak.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.