Sand Dollar is a 1981 Mainship II, but new to us. Have spent the last 6 mo. since purchase
bringing her up to snuff. The front plate glass panels(safety of course) leak badly and the trim has shrunk considerably. My intent is to remove them, clean well, and re-install using butyl tape to set them.
since most of the stanchion bases leaked, (most likely due to folks grabbing the 3/4" rail to jockey a 7 ton boat.....), we cleaned, repaired, and used the butyl tape to re-seat the bases. Worked like a charm and I believe they will last a long time. I've read where many use top quality caulks to re-set windows. Does anyone have any suggestions regarding use of butyl tape for this? And we will need to figure out new trim and attachment. I'd heard somewhere that after Mainship folded, a business purchased their inventory, but don't know if it's true, or how to get in touch with them to see if they have any.
Thanks in advance. We are so pumped about enjoying this journey.