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Re: [bolger] Sealing leeboard pivot bolt hole???

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  • C O'Donnell
    ... Those Bolger Peeros have gone for years with nothing but some epoxy to seal the exposed endgrain in the holes. ... [This E-mail scanned for viruses by
    Message 1 of 27 , May 15, 2003
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      >Hal:
      >
      >I had success epoxying the bolt to the hull with the nut on the outside.
      >
      >I think your decision is a good one. The pivoting leeboard (off
      >centerboard, really) is the best solution for small boats. It has a
      >high aspect ratio, it raises itself automatically to prevent damage,
      >it is out in the open where you can see if there is a problem, and
      >you can work on it when there is, It saves space in the cockpit or
      >cabin. Some people don't like the looks, but to me, anything that
      >works that well is just plain beautiful.
      >
      >chuck
      > For my Teal I am building a pivoting lee board and
      > rudder. What is the group wisdom for sealing the
      > pivot bolt holes in the plywood?
      >
      > hal

      Those Bolger Peeros have gone for years with nothing but some epoxy
      to seal the exposed endgrain in the holes.
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