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Old 21-01-2010, 03:57   #1
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Glassing-Over Hull / Deck Join

Instead of replacing the sealant within a leaking hull deck join would it be acceptable to glass over the join?

Are there any disadvantages to permanently sealing the hull to the deck in this way?

Could this be done from the inside to avoid removing the toe rail and spending hours fairing?

I apologise if this stuff is common knowledge but I have just bought my first boat.

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Old 21-01-2010, 04:25   #2
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Yep that's what im doing, i took off the rub rail and filled the holes with Colloidal Silica thickened resin. Next im going to glass it from the inside.

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Old 21-01-2010, 06:19   #3
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Mine was done like that from the yard...I really cant see any reason why it would be a bad idea....You don’t have any plans of taking it apart anytime soon do you?
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Old 21-01-2010, 06:42   #4
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I plan to do the same this summer. It's the last of a long drawn out project. 30 years of twisting, yawing combined with age has loosesn up the hull/deck joint allowing water to seep between the flanges during heavy rains. Then I plan to add a waterboard with a new T-track on top with extra fasteners staggered between the old ones.

So, yeah it's common for others or even manufacturers to seal up a joint!
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