[Public-list] Soft spot
jon at globalprinting.com
Thu Jul 5 17:08:25 PDT 2007
I have been doing some boat maintenance, and I have 3 questions:
After refinishing my toe rail (10 coats of epifanes), I noticed the caulking that seals the toe rail to the deck is crumbling. I plan to cut it away and re-caulk. Is 4200 the right stuff for this?
I purchased new chocks for the bow and stern. The old ones were screwed into the toe rail (and quite loose). Should these be bolted through?
Finally, and most concerning: while I was inspecting the toe rail, I found a soft spot (the fiberglass buckles in about 1/8" and pops right back out) on the starboard rear deck near the lazerette cover. This is a 1965 boat with the masonite coring; does this need immediate attention? My J-30 owning neighbor says it's like cancer. How would I fix something like this?
I would greatly appreciate any wisdom.
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