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?
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