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Discussion in 'Canoe Sailing' started by chris pearson, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    In my hast, I didnt use any kind of sealant when installing the gudgeons on my canoe. The lower one looks very close to the waterline too. I used the original mounting holes and didnt see any sealant installed by OT. Am I asking for trouble?:confused:
     
  2. Pernicious Atavist

    Pernicious Atavist Canoe Sailing Publisher

    What kind of fasteners did you use? Are they into wood? If you can, remove them, add sealant, and replace. If you cannot, buy a tube of GOOP Marine Sealant, warm it up a bit to thin it--I let mine sit on my dashboard when it's hot enough--and apply it to the points where the parts and fasteners meet the boat.:cool:
     
  3. OP
    OP
    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    rivets

    I machined some tube rivets and I'm afraid its a done deal, not taking them out now.
     
  4. Pernicious Atavist

    Pernicious Atavist Canoe Sailing Publisher

    Go with the GOOP. Make sure the center holes are filled, too. It's great stuff and will keep its seal for a long, long time.
     

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