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Old 11-09-2007, 22:02   #1
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Caulking the inside cap rail

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There is little to no caulk on the inside of the teak cap rail on my 1977 Willard sailboat. I am referring to the joint where the hull laps up underneath the cap rail on the deck. Should there be caulk there? If so what type should I use to seal the joint around the perimeter of the boat?

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Old 11-09-2007, 23:31   #2
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Are you refering to the Deck/hull joint???
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Are you refering to the Deck/hull joint???
Yes. I don't have the right vocabulary yet, but that is what I was trying to describe. And the cap rail is on top of that joint.
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Well if water can get in, then yes it needs to be sealed. If the materials are fibre glass, then any urathane Sealants like Sikaflex or 5200 would suffice.
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A new sealer, not long available in Ireland is called "Tek 7" - saw a guy repair an underwater hailine GRP crack after a racing collision - snorkel and goggles with the boat in the water! Might be worth googling . . . .
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Thank-you all for the help, I have a direction now to follow. I did do a search before posting, but I can see now here and in another post that I was not as thorough in my search as I could have been.
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Aloha Michael,
Off topic, I'm looking at maybe buying a willard 8 ton but can't find any real tecknical data on them. How long have you owend yours and how do you like it? Any thing you can tell me other then what comes up when I googled willard 8 ton would be helpfull.
Good luck with your cap rail.
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David: You have mail. Also, check the on line manuals at the top of this particular forum. Aside from my sales brochure which had my specs, those 4108 manuals are the only technical data I have.
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