If you elect to fix it yourself, a daunting task on anything larger than say a 7' 4" dinghy
, which probably hasn't got any seamed decking, I recommend getting a powered caulking gun. I was in construction my entire life and had really strong hands, and had emptied thousands of tubes of adhesive
and caulking, but when I reseamed part of my boat my hands ached from squeezing that particular caulking out. I ended up using an 18 volt Ryobi caulking gun, and still decided that some areas would last til the next owner and really didn't look too bad if you squinted a little.