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tbirdsey posted 06-09-2002 08:32 PM ET (US)   Profile for tbirdsey   Send Email to tbirdsey  
Can anyone tell me what the caulk material is between the teak boards on the console of the early Outrages. It appears to be silicone.
Tom W Clark posted 06-10-2002 02:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
I don't know for sure what is on your boat but it probably is a polysulfide caulk. This is the typical between teak planks sealant used on teak decks. It is very flexible.

You usually buy it as a two part system. Mix the two parts and apply. It is readily available from any number of sources including West Marine.

There are also one part polysulfides like 3M 101, but I'm not sure they are for deck seams. BoatLIFE makes a silicone deck seam sealant as well.

JWK posted 06-10-2002 08:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for JWK  Send Email to JWK     
Tom, I'm just a beginner, no way near your experience, but I'm not sure you guys are talking about the same thing. My '72, 21' outrage has a counsel and forward cooler/fish box cover with 1/8" wide white strips between each 2-1/2" teak plank. The white "silicone" material is in a routed groove that does not penetrat the thickness of the teak. It appears to be purely ornamental (very sharp!) and not intended to be a flexable sealant. I too have some refinishing to do and am not sure how to handle this stuff. Anybody had experience replaceing this material?

John

tbirdsey posted 06-11-2002 01:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for tbirdsey  Send Email to tbirdsey     
I have asked the man - Chuck Bennett. Will let you know when I hear back from him.
tbirdsey posted 06-12-2002 09:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for tbirdsey  Send Email to tbirdsey     
Stumped the factory! Chuck said he searched high and low and couldn't find any info on the material. My guess is the polysulfide.
JWK posted 06-12-2002 09:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for JWK  Send Email to JWK     
My 30 year old hatch cover couldn't take my weight and is now in need of repair. Concequently some of this trim material has come loose and torn off. Will submit a sample to my neighbor who is a chemistry prof. at Grand Valley State University. Maybe he can analyze this and shed some light on the subject.

John

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