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

Your sailboat’s deck hardware should have been installed using a bedding compound. (I sadly write ‘should’ as I have worked on boats where there is no evidence that bedding compound was used!) Commonly used are Sikaflex’s 291 and 3M’s 4000 and 4200 (remember, 5200 is for under the waterline applications that will very very very likely never be removed). SPECIAL NOTE: do not use silicone to bed deck hardware! 99.99% of the time silcone has NO PLACE for use in the marine environment! … More Do you know the condition of your boat’s deck hardware bedding?

wax on – wax off

Waiting for boat parts to arrive so I’ve taken advantage of the recent warm days here in Denver (65+ degrees in March!?) to make Sweet Pea look pretty.  After about six hours her hull is again shiny! I really like 3M’s Marine Restorer & Wax product (#09005).  I’ve used this for 10+ years and find it great for … More wax on – wax off