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Re: toe rail to deck seal

Name: greg vandenberg
EmailAddress: greg@vandenbergphoto.com
Category: General/Other
Date: 22 Feb 2004
Time: 14:58:39
Remote Name: 24.11.104.191
Remote User: greg

Comments

Thanks so much John. The cross section was more than I could have hoped for. I may be inclined to agree with your yard man, that it may just be the bolt holes that are allowing the water to enter as the joint would have had the care and attention at construction, but Whitby may have overlooked the bolt holes. I have run into situation with both the A30 and the A37 where Whitby had used fasteners that were not marine grade. I would not put it past them to over look the bolt holes. I have also seen a lot of what I call glazing putty, that is still supple after 30 years of use on these boats. Is this what you are calling pasticene? Thanks so much John. The cross section was more than could have hoped for. I may be inclined to agree with the yard man, that it may just be the bolt holes that are allowing the water to enter as the joint would have had the care and attention at construction, but Whitby may have overlooked the bolt holes. I have run into situation with both the A30 and the A37 where Whitby had used fasteners that were not marine grade. I would not put it past them to over look the bolt holes. I have also seen a lot of what I call glazing putty, that is still supple after 30 years of use on these boats. Is this what you are calling pasticene? I have also read that you could back off the nuts on the hull, deck, toe rail joint and then drive wood wedges under the rail to lift it enough to caulk it and then retighten the nuts. Kindest Regards- Greg


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