Do you know the condition of your boat’s deck hardware bedding?

NOTE: I originally posted this November 2017 on Sage Marine’s BLOG. In a short time the BLOG will be closed – stupidly. I am reposting this information so it is not lost. Your sailboat’s deck hardware should have been installed using a bedding compound. (I sadly write ‘should’ as I have worked on boats where … More Do you know the condition of your boat’s deck hardware bedding?

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