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Old 05-03-2013, 17:06   #1
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Hunter Legend 40' Toe Rail Rebedding

I have been reading many comments regarding which adhesives to use. Being new to this restoration, is 4000 sealant better than the 3M 101?
Also, does it require sealant on the bottom as well?
I also know several of the uprights are loose. Can the threads be repaired with helicoils?
Planning to start the repair in a couple weeks and want to get the "correct" materials.
Will post pics of the project as we go.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:30   #2
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Re: Hunter Legend 40' Toe Rail Rebedding

Having gone through a complete topsides re-bedding in the last year on my C&C 24, I would strongly recommend you consider using Butyl Tape instead of the tube-based sealants.

Not only will the process be simpler and less messy, but you will likely have a much better overall seal of potential leak areas. And, I believe you willl find that the cost is less as well. You can get the proper width tape from a variety of sources; I got 4 rolls over at for a good price.

There is a very good thread over on SailNet that examines the whole thing in detail. Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape - SailNet Community

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