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SeaHag posted 05-26-2002 12:00 AM ET (US)   Profile for SeaHag   Send Email to SeaHag  
What about caulking the floor seams in my Outrage? Specifically, should I caulk the seams between all of the separate floor panels and for that matter all of the screw heads located on the horizontal?? Obviously the reasoning is to keep out any moisture/water, but is this necessary?
Thanks in advance
outrage22 posted 05-26-2002 01:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for outrage22  Send Email to outrage22     

it is if you dont want water to get under your tank. no where for the water to exit once its in that cavity. unfortunetly.
SeaHag posted 05-26-2002 11:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for SeaHag  Send Email to SeaHag     
Maybe a little more info would help. 20' 1980 Outrage. I just replaced the anchor locker thru hull tube and the interior foam was damp. (probably where water entered aroung the worn out drain tube). For the most part I have no reason to believe that there is water in the hull as of now.

The caulking of the horizontal seams between the deck panels next to the gunwales(sp?) and the fuel take panel would purely be preventative maintainence.

I don't see where it would hurt but I would have assumed that any water that got in the seams (which will happen anytime you get rain, spray, etc) that Whaler would have designed the boats to drain out the rear not into the bottom of the hull.

Food for thought.

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