I am getting ready to caulk the keel hull
joint on my Pearson
26. The keel
is cast-iron and there are some minor rust stains around the joint and one streak on the outside coming from one of the bolts, perhaps. The bolts are still in very good shape and I've had people look at it and agree that it is in good shape overall.
Before I caulk the seam, would it make sense to inject any other products in there to prevent further rust? Last year I used Por-15 on my keel bolts
with great success. Would it make sense to squirt or brush something like that in the seam before caulking to try to bond with any corroded surfaces that I can't otherwise get to?
Also, the hull paint
is in good shape except for four spots where I recently made through hull
patches. Is it necessary to have the bottom painted again this year, or can I let the bare fiberglass
show against the salt water
? Is there some other paint
that I can use as touch-up bottom paint
without needing a professional and/or a license
Sorry for the spelling error in the title... seems it won't let me edit that. CaulKing