Repair Advice?

  • Creator
  • #11489
    Nancy More

    Hi guys

    I noticed small amounts of water in my back hatch whenever I dumped or turned over my Nimbus Solander.  It is dripping into the interior when water gets around the bottom of the hatch combing (confirmed by drying the inside and outside and pouring water on the area under the outside of the combing.   So, the question is,  to seal it off with marine silicone or fibreglass putty?

    Thanks for all your considered opinions.


Viewing 1 replies (of 1 total)
  • Author
  • #11490
    Maureen Benzon

    Hi Nancy,

    I had water leaking through from my cockpit into my back hatch in my Tahsis. Since it had originally been sealed with silicone, I went with the marine silicone. It worked like a charm and lasted a good couple of years. The issue is that once silicone has been used, nothing else will adhere to the surface, so if you use silicone that is all you can use in the future. I think the putty you are referring to might be the epoxy putty mentioned in earlier posts. I filled in some damage made by a rock on my skeg box with same, and it is still in good after a couple of years.



Viewing 1 replies (of 1 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.