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Seam caulking / filling

Post by trebot » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:43 pm

Have a '56 contenential, recent purchase. Hull appears very solid with no plank distress.
Any advice or videos on cleaning out seams and caulking?
What material should be use on hull bottom caulking?

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Re: Seam caulking / filling

Post by Captain Nemo » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:16 pm

Really there is no easy way to rake out seams. You need a hooked tool of some sort and some time. What sort of caulking is in there now? You don't want anything in the seams that isn't going to squeeze out. That causes stress on the bottom when it swells.
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