Rebedding Deck Hardware Part 3: applying 4200 and cleanup

It is always fun to drill holes in you boat … not! Re-drilling the holes took only a few minutes.  Be sure to drill the hole ‘straight’ in relation to the curve on the desk.  I conducted a ‘dry fit’ of the hardware to confirm the holes are correctly placed.  I did fine and everything fit perfectly! … More Rebedding Deck Hardware Part 3: applying 4200 and cleanup

Rebedding Deck Hardware Part 2: sealing the bolt holes

The holes for the bolts used to attach the deck hardware now are prepared for filling with epoxy.  To make a good ‘seal’ to keep any future leaks (remember, it is only a matter of time until another leak develops) from allowing water into the balsa core a ‘plug’ needs to be created. Step one … More Rebedding Deck Hardware Part 2: sealing the bolt holes

Rebedding Deck Hardware Part 1: cabintop handrails and cleats

I have no idea if SWEET PEA’s deck hardware has even been removed and rebedded.  From the looks of the boat I believe that almost all items have been in place since Jerry Montgomery, SWEET PEA’s builder, completed her in 1983. It was clear that some, if not all, of the handrail bolts were leaking.  There were water stains … More Rebedding Deck Hardware Part 1: cabintop handrails and cleats