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schollis posted 05-13-2004 01:33 AM ET (US)   Profile for schollis   Send Email to schollis  
The fiberglass "topside" on either side of the motor, where the 2 hatch covers are. The caulking in the seams,(Where the asterisks are), has cracked / seperated.
What kind of caulking should that be caulked with...Is this worth a warranty issue?
* _____ | MOTOR | _____ * [looking
*(HATCH). | OPTIMAX | (HATCH) * down]
*.........|. |..........*
jimh posted 05-13-2004 11:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
As you have discovered, ASCII-Art doesn't work. Just post a hyperlink to a picture if you need to use a visual. Not too many people use a 33KSR for a terminal anymore.
Moe posted 05-13-2004 11:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
It works just fine on forum software that supports the UBB [CODE] tags, which tell the forum software to use a monospaced font.


jimh posted 05-16-2004 12:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I tweaked the HTML to restore the ASCII-Art. Makes all the difference, doesn't it?

Using ASCII-Art was a clever idea in 1960 when people used 33KSR terminals, but the invention of hypermedia has relegated it to obscurity. Yes, it would be nice at times to be able to control more of the text presentation in a forum article, but hey, if you need a drawing, use a drawing and create a hyperlink to it.

lakeman posted 05-16-2004 07:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for lakeman  Send Email to lakeman     
I just recaulked my 2000 Dauntless, I had no idea what to use marine stuff is more expensive and I was at Lowes. I just cleaned/roughed up the old calk up and used GE white silicone II, I think, for outdoor trim right over some of the old calk. I have no idea how it will last but it is better than it was.
schollis posted 05-17-2004 01:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for schollis  Send Email to schollis     
Why would this caulking fail so soon ?
It seals the inner bilge / battery compartment, from the outer elements!
fno posted 05-17-2004 06:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Does the boat sit out in the sun? Most likely reason. Number two would be oxidation from an ozone source.
lakeman posted 05-17-2004 03:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for lakeman  Send Email to lakeman     
I have and Idea the 2000 Dauntless series were a step child that year. I have found some other things that disappoints me for a boat of that caliber, but they are not major at least not yet. I live in Florida and keep the boat under a cover all the time, the rest of boat is mint, well almost. I had a Grady for 13 years and it still had the original caulking in places under the same conditions.
schollis posted 05-31-2004 10:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for schollis  Send Email to schollis     

Silicon rubber, 3m 5200, etc. ???

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