|This is one sucky caulk!|
Caulk is one product that all boat owners have in common. On a wooden boat, caulk is used in so many different ways, that its important to make friends with it from the very beginning. Weather you are sealing around screws, or caulking in between hull planks, never underestimate the potential of this seemingly innocent product to completely ruin your day. I speak from experience when I say choose your friends wisely.
|To prevent water from penetrating into the deck pay special attention to all screws. To reseal them, remove each screw, scrape off old caulk, dap new caulk into the screw hole, tighten screw and wipe off excess caulk.|
All caulk is not created equally. For years we have used Boat Life caulk, mostly because it was what the pros used, and, since it also happened to be the most expensive caulk, we figured it must the best. Its NOT! Last year, by accident, Travis purchased the West Marine brand of caulk, simply called Multi-Caulk. It has become our best friend ever since!
|All screws have been resealed and caulk neatly wiped off.|
|Notice the lack of frustration as "the wiper" cleanly removes excess caulk.|