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Old 11-08-2014, 08:35   #1
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Temp fix for leaking through-deck fittings

Bought a boat 18 months ago. A solid boat but there were numerous leaks at the fixed portlights and at most through-deck hardware (stanchion bases, chainplate, etc.). I replaced the portlights and they're good, and was planning to next attack the through-deck leaks with the full-fix (remove hardware/extract wet core/epoxy holes/drill new holes/rebed). However, just bought another boat (with no leaks!) and planning to sell the current boat as quickly as possible.

My question: Are there any decent caulks/sealants I could use to use to temporarily stop the leaks, yet are reasonably easy to remove if/when the new owner wants to tackle the full-rebedding project?

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Old 11-08-2014, 08:56   #2
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Re: Temp fix for leaking through-deck fittings

Butyl Tape would be best, if you're able to apply it (depending on your fittings, etc). It's also removable with some elbow grease if needed, but seals excellently.
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:18   #3
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Re: Temp fix for leaking through-deck fittings

There a product called "creeping crack cure" or something like that, which surprisingly works pretty well...
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