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..especially 'clear silicone'... usually the 'vinegary smelling' stuff that really has no place on a boat. And quite difficult to fully remove.
I can't recall if that particular vintage of Hunter has the out-turned hull deck flange.. I think it does.. in which case leaks into the hull are extremely unlikely and I can only imagine the 'sealing job' had to do with the ill-advised wood rail addition.
Much cleaner look without, and a lot less work.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)