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Replace saildrive gasket with foam

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1 hour ago, CarpeDiem said:

Boatright at Pier 21 said that they are doing this frequently. Quote: "Lots of race boats are having it done and we're seeing more and more cruisers asking for it."

They use a construction foam to fill the gap to about 20mm and fill the rest with sealant. If you need to take it out for any reason "stick a wire hook up there and yank."

With the lockdown I wasn't able to be around to watch, get in the way and be an annoying customer. But I got a couple of photos in the evening.

I believe the foam is about 2.5cm thick.

I will post another photo when she's next out at the Floating Dock. 





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