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Old 02-03-2015, 18:00   #16
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Re: Reinstalling bow pulpit

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1. Geeze! All this negativity towards 5200. Like I said w/o pictures it's hard to judge how to do the job. But working with 5200 is skill preference.

2. ...but only 5200 is around the keel joint. I don't have a hull/deck joint anymore.

3. The problem I have with butyl is the greasy mess it leaves when it squeezes out on those hot days. Not to mention the only leaks I've had to date is where the butyl is. I normally use 4000UV for deck fittings.
1. Not negativity, just common sense. Why use glue when you need a SEALANT?

2. See #1.

3. See the references to Maine Sail's "How to use it" photos. If you have extra, wad up a little ball of butyl and roll the excess off. What's so hard? Can't do that with 5200.

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Old 03-03-2015, 06:47   #17
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Re: Reinstalling bow pulpit

First of all, THANK YOU ALL for all the information
I see I do have a bit of homework now to make a decision...

Second, I apologize for opening what appears to be HUGE can o' worms here... ALLEZ! But I do know I won't use rubber gaskets...

Third, I don't have photos to show of the project, right now the O'Day is under two tarps, which are under 13" of snow... When I removed the pulpit, the holes and surrounding decking felt solid and there was no apparent leaking, but I think I will go ahead and ream and fill and redrill the holes just as a preemptive measure. and for the FUN of it!!

When the weather improves, I'll attempt to take photos for posting....

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Old 03-03-2015, 12:25   #18
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Re: Reinstalling bow pulpit

When you fill the holes, use a high density filler like West Systems 304. You want something that will take the compression of the fasteners. Use a good quality duct tape to seal off the bottom of the hole. Tape without enough stickum like masking tape will leave you with a pool of resin where you don't want it. Surprised that the bow is under only 13" of snow. This winter 13' would be considered normal.

If you use the 199 Dremel cutter, cut down through the deck outer skin at an angle where it will be hidden by the flanges on the pulpit. Don't want to add to your load having to cover up something for aesthetic reasons.

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