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Re: Purchase of SanJuan 23 with deck leaks
Try the solutions in the following Tech Tips.
B05 - leaky window.
B07 - leaky chain plate.
B16 - Leaky toe rail.
You might want to use some chalk to draw a line along the cabin wall.
Go from the bow, aft to the end of the cabin. If the water is running
down the wall it will pull the chalk with it, revealing the location of
the leak. Don't assume the leak is immediately overhead. It is very
easy for water to travel along the toe rail or between the laminates of
the deck. Although the later is less likely.
I didn't know about plywood around the chain plate and stanchions, but
it makes sense for the compression resistance. Mine have balsa wood
which I stiffened with unthickened WEST epoxy. Several applications
soon saturated the wood. In the end I sealed the deck through hole with
Let me know how you make out. Send me some pictures and a description
of your problem if you can.
(Always stay curious)
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