Tuesday, 19 February 2013

sealed up

All stanchions refitted, sealed and (hopefully) watertight again.... Genoa bolts pinched back up with sealant, and on one side, the bolt heads on the genoa track smeared to add another layer of water resistance. Didn't have time to smear sealant on the other genoa track, as it was already gone 5pm... so it'll have to wait until next time... may also run a bead of sealant around the base of the track a final 'belts and braces'

I reckon there are 4 or 5 other deck fittings that are slightly leaky, so they'll get lifted and resealed. None of them are 'leaking' as such, but the bolts are getting damp, so dealing with them now will avoid future problems.

Then... home....

....and trying to clean my hands..... Sikaflex is evil stuff.... scrubbing brush didn't work... so tried white spirits... nope.... so went for the hard stuff... nail varnish remover (or acetone if you prefer).... nothing!.... eventually, they looked a bit more acceptable, and I had to stop as they were bleeding from scrubbing them. Work will just have to cope with me having slightly grubby paws!

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