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Re: Resealing the Stern Tube?
I'm not too sure about 5200 under the waterline. I once sandwiched some additional ballast on a boat with a fiberglass covered wood keel, connecting the two ballast pieces by through bolting them. I gooped the bolts up with 5200. The boat sat for another couple of weeks before I launched her. About two years later I decided to replace the bolts. Lo and behold, they came out very easily. The 5200 was soft in consistency, like it had never set up properly.
Another time, I saw a fellow recaulk his boat (about 35' plank mono) using 5200. When launch day came his boat had to sit in the slings for 3 days before the leaking slowed down enough for his multiple pumps to keep up with it. Pretty mad yard owner too.
I'm not an expert on this subject, just food for thought.
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