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JMB

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Port and starboard bulkheads being damaged by water leaks
« on: December 20, 2018, 04:19:02 PM »
On both sides, the moisture seems to come near the junction of the cabin roof and the window frame structure, although I can find no evidence of water. The wood has been saturated to the point that I have repaired both sides, filing the area with a synthetic material.
Recently I have removed all overhead panels and have started removing anything that screws into or thru the cabin roof, such as the handrails.

Has anyone else had this problem and can help me identify where these leaks are coming from??
John Ballinger
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Re: Port and starboard bulkheads being damaged by water leaks
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2018, 11:16:39 AM »
Are you talking about the back of the pilothouse? There are a number of joints in that area. I had leaks at most of the joints at one time. I had leaks around the windows themselves until I replaced and re-bedded them. As far as the fiberglass to aluminum frame joints I have used a hook knife to clean out the old caulking and then applied masking tape to both sides of the joint before forcing new caulking in place. I like boat life polysulfide.
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Pearson 365 Pilothouse
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