Originally Posted by LWW
Glad to hear all well. Having sold all my boats I dream of getting another one someday. Living life vicariously through Janices eyes. Keep it up Janice and live the good life.Larry
Well, you're going to have to sit under a drip. The doggone skylight needs to be re-bed -- the one in my galley. Of course I also discovered the one the mechanics installed (for the come-along to get out the gas beast) also leaks. A two-fer.
The galley has been an issue for quite some time. In that regard I learned something: When dealing with Plexiglas, the thicker the better. Thinner stuff (like the 1/4" I have for instance) expands and contracts, thus it will leak eventually. However Lexan is the opposite: thick leaks and thin doesn't. So once it dries out I'll go up there, scrape off all the bedding compounds that have failed and have a go at it again. AGAIN.
The initial install I knew
would leak. The company used 5200 which doesn't do well in sunlight. I said so but wasn't argumentative enough to have my voice heard. And it did leak a couple years later. Next tried UV4000. Ditto results. Again with Life Caulk. Ditto. Now silicone is patching but that's failing too. It needs to come off and be redone from start to finish. In all that spare time I would rather spend doing other stuff. Sigh.
I'm sure glad I live in the Sunshine State. It'd be a shame if it rained a lot here. (said while laughing) And today the skies are blue so it's a great day to dry out.
It's a boat... should have named her Theory 'cause everything works there.