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railing stanchions leaks and repair?
i'm new here (and in sailing in general) and i apologize if this has been discussed already. I have seen some threads of similar topics but couldn't find a satisfying answer.
Due to heavy rain , my O'day 272 has started to show bad signs of leakage from (at least so it appears) the railing stanchions. Some rust, wet sides, black spots, etc..
Now while i think i know how to re-seal the responsible areas, i do not know if there is anyway to "dry" what has been damaged already. I'm concerned about infiltration in the core, and I would like to try to get to a level where no further damage happens, with rotten parts, etc.
Any suggestion? I know it depends on the level of damage , but it's hard to tell.
I know that some part of interior sides are now blackened (mildew, i suppose).
Many thanks for your help