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I have a small leak in a chainplate. I can see what appears to be an absence of bedding compound separation between the deck and the plate along the inboard/elevated edge. My plan is to rebed with Butyl per the Maine Sail article over the next winter layup.

Any suggestions for a temp fix that doesn't involve silicone?

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I'd just go ahead fix it now. Its super easy to do and then you'll be done. I did all mine the mainsail way, used 'bed it' butyl tape, easily done.
 

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Looks like loosening four bolts to allow you to get sealant under the plate. At least do that rather than just trying to seal from the top.
 

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i would put a filet of 3m 4000 sealant around the flange and onto the deck about 1/4" out from the flange the 4000 is easy to remove when you are ready to make the repair. even if it leaks again you are no more worse off then you are now and you wont miss the summer sailing.
 
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