Join Date: Oct 2016
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Looking for the best temporary leak fix ...
First off, I'm going to brag a bit ... my 40 year old Tartan 37 has only 1 leak. I've worked very hard to fix every other leak I've found _correctly_ so it will stay fixed for a long time.
However, I just discovered a new leak this week, and it's the toe rail that's leaking. Since I've got a lot of other projects to finish, and since the toe rail is a big job to remove to fix the leak properly, and since it is something that can be worked on at anchor ... I want to fix it temporarily (for 3 to 6 months) so I can get moving. I can fix it correctly later.
I'm theorizing that if I clean out the corner between the wooden toe rail and the fiberglass deck, and then fill it with something, I should be able to stop the leak for a time without going through all the disassembly/reassembly.
Does that seem like the most practical short-term fix until I can do the job right? Also, what would be the best product to fill that gap? I obviously don't want to use something like 5200 ...