Wood at coamings and stern

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Wood at coamings and stern

Postby Relentless » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:01 pm

When you install, do you normally use some kind of Marine caulking when you install?
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Re: Wood at coamings and stern

Postby tomodda » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:55 pm

I just have mine screwed down tight, no caulking. But mine are cut down for most of their lingth, for ease of sitting out on the decks. So I figure caulking isn't going to be holding out much water anyways.
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Re: Wood at coamings and stern

Postby GreenLake » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:25 am

I used closed-cell foam tape with adhesive on one side. Stuck it to the deck and it squishes down and seals the gap between deck and coaming so if you bury your rail, or if spray runs along the deck from the front it does not trickle into the cockpit.

Found it at a boat store. Must be closed cell, so it can't become waterlogged. If you don't live near a good store, you can probably order online, e.g. fromhttps://www.fisheriessupply.com/. Something like this Marine WeatherSeal Tape.
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Re: Wood at coamings and stern

Postby kokko » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:58 pm

I recall several used removable weatherstripping caulk
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Re: Wood at coamings and stern

Postby GreenLake » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:12 pm

You could use Butyl tape (available also at RV stores) but that may be overkill.
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Re: Wood at coamings and stern

Postby Paddyt » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:36 pm

I just took the coaming off my boat and this was between the deck and the wood. I think it must be the original gasket and when it was on it formed a very tight, neat looking seal. I think my chances of finding a new replacement are slim, so thanks for the suggestion of the closed cell tape.
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Re: Wood at coamings and stern

Postby GreenLake » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:53 am

Closed cell foam will probably give a better seal, without the visible 'bead'. DS's don't have to be museum pieces :).
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