I will be having some or all of my stanchion bases rebedded at my yard this spring. I do not have the "luxury" of the time to do it myself, my '84 Pearson
34 is 350 miles away.
The original setup is rubber/neoprene/whatever gaskets that, for the most part seem to be holding pretty fast. The plan is to survey
w/an infrared camera
to find wet spots. The bow pulpit is loose for sure.
The guys at the yard say they just bed
. Rig Rite sells 1/16" "rubber" gaskets for these specific bases that "helps cushion deck
stresses" which makes a whole lot of sense to me. They are 1/16" smaller than width & length & the bolt holes are smaller than the 1/4" bolts for a tight fit.
Along with bedding the bolts in sealant
, I would expect to have the yard run a bead of sealant around the base perimeter, yes?
I have seen discussions of bedding deck hardware
in butyl w/some real big on it & some not at all. Not sure I'm keen on it, especially in this application where the flexing might tend to squeeze it out.
Any experience with this?
The guys at the yard are a good bunch but less obsessive than me about the details so I want to be specific about procedure.