Thanks for all the thoughts.
are definitely salt water
. I'm a full time cruiser, and the leaks
only show up on passage
. I don't think there is any flex between the decks and chainplates. I replaced the knees at the same time as the chainplates. They're real stout, and bonded to the hull
I can see how a caulk that stays gooey would work better than the goop I've tried so far. The flexible epoxy
idea sounds interesting too.
Sounds like if I go with the tape I'll need to fill most of the gap between the deck and chainplates, the epoxy
would seem to take care of that.
My big problem, now that I have some real options to try is to get materials shipped in to Rikitea, Gambier. My mate would like her clothing
space dry before we do our next passage
PS: To stick stuff to Starboard, first abrade, clean with acetone, flame rapidly with a torch. Straight talk from the manufacturer. I've worked for hours getting the 5200 to come free, this works.