[Public-list] Leaky Deck joints

robert robicheaux capricebob at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 12 11:52:21 PST 2004

Thanks for the info.  Caprice is thru bolted so I shall give it a shot and hopefully it will mitigate or stop all together the water coming in.  
Thanks again!
Caprice #380

Mike Lehman <sail_505 at hotmail.com> wrote:
A quick fix is to dig out the cauking from both sides of the toerail and 
re-caulking the joint. If your boat has a SS rub rail, it means removing 
that and cleaning up the joint. That is probably all you have to do.

If your boat has a flat cap rail [instead of a stand-up toe rail] check 
underneath [inside the boat] to see if the deck/hull joint is thru-bolted or 
fastened with pop-rivets. If it is pop-riveted and has the flat cap rail, 
then the permament fix is to remove the cap rail, drill out the rivets, and 
replace them with #10 flat-head bolts re-caulking as you go. It sounds like 
a bigger job than it is, but it requires 2 people and a lot of patience 
removing the rail so you can reuse it, and a couple of days of work putting 
everything back together.

In either case the mast does not need to be removed.

Mike Lehman

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From: robert robicheaux 
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Subject: [Public-list] Leaky Deck joints
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 06:56:19 -0800 (PST)

Hello Everyone,

Seems like I have a leaky deck/hull joint. It may be just the thru bolts or 
it may be the joint itself or both.

Has anyone rebed their boat's deck/hull joint?

Do you need to remove the mast to do this project properly?

Is there a quick fix that might last the season? I'm currently heading 

I would appreciate any suggestions or tips.

Caprice Hull #380

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