Bedding Keel cap

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Bedding Keel cap

Postby txcaptdan » Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:59 pm

I am getting ready to remove and reset keel cap. What have you used in past to bed keel cap in. I know several friends that have used 5200 with good results -no leaks. But I am concerned about ever removing it in the future. What are some recomendations?
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Postby john » Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:50 pm

Seems like I used Boatlife, so it would easier to remove, since it is a wear item. I could have used 5200, can't remeber, but if did I would just cut and grind off the old, when the time came to replace it.
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Postby a j r » Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:09 am

If you use 3M 5200 or similar adhesive, the wood will have to be destroyed the next time the outer keel needs to be removed.

Use a flexible marine caulk such as BoatLife's Life Caulk.

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