Hi I would like some advice on a good method of re-bedding my jib
It's a wooden boat with plywood
decks which are Dynel sheathed and have a laid teak deck
There is an indication that I have leaking bolt holes since the timber (NZ Khauri) backing is showing furryness around the edges which usually means salt water
has got into the timber.
The tracks were originally bedded with 3M 5200 I think.
I've already re-bolted and bedded the mainsheet traveller and used Butyl Mastic Tape. All of those bolts had crevice corrosion
so they were replaced. There was no sign of leaking from them. Some had separated into three pieces and I don't know what was holding the traveller on.
I'm wondering whether to use Butyl Mastic Tape on the jib
sheet track bolts too? Replace all the bolts and also the timber backing but thinking of using marine plywood
for that. I'll soak the ply in Evadure to seal it first.
I would appreciate any suggestions.