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Robert Coomber

Hi Chip
First off, do you have scuppers? My expierence has been similar. I removed my bronze scuppers and found room for water to ingress. Solution was when replacing the outer scupper on the rebate apply a windscreen type sealant. (used on windscreens on vehicles)THis does not squeeze out completely. Please note, this sealant comes on a reel, which is black,back with paper and is not a gun sealant. You then cut off the required length and place around the rebate and then fix back into the scupper hole. On the inner part of the scupper you may notice a gap between the sandwich I used a building sealant foam filler to fill, then screwed the inner part of the scupper back on.

The caprails in my case have been fine but I found that water was seeping through the teak decks and also through the barge board so therefore when I tired of my teak decks, removed the deck, reamed out all screw holes then epoxied the holes and re-painted the deck. Removed the barge board and filled holes with epoxy, put a nice blue stripe down the side of the boat hence now I have a dry boat.
One other thing, through my anchor chain hole I was also seeping water through there. Since redoing the deck as explained I now have a Westsail that is dry. Hallalluyah! Hope this helps! Let me know...

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