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Subject: Re: Sailer 23 General Advice

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Date Posted: 11:41:52 13/02/2008 Wed
In reply to: Ariel of Pool 's message, "Sailer 23 General Advice" on 23:10:47 10/02/2008 Sun

>Apart from the obvious antifouling job, the other
>problem that we are trying to address is that we
>noticed very slight drips of water coming in through
>transom from the lower rudder pintle bolt holes. Out
>the water we can see that the seal around the pintle
>is worn. Our plan is to remove the bolted fitting and
>replace the seal with suitable epoxy/waterproofing.
>Any advice from someone who has done this job would be

I have not done this, as our Sailer 29 does not have transom-hung rudder, but I think that I would remove the fitting, make good any damage to grp with expoxy filler or cloth and polyester resin if necessary, check that the backing pad on the inside of the transom is sound and adequate, then bolt the fitting (not screws) using sikaflex 291.

It might be worth looking at the top fitting at the same time.


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