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3rd Ray
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I have a 1986 Sea Ray 410 Aft Cabin that need to have the stanchions reset where the bow handrails attach to the deck.

I have low but present moisture meter reading in the area around the stachion bases.  Does anybody have any experience in drying this area out and reseating the stanchions? 

My idea is to remove the stanchion bolts and rails and let the holes air dry for a few months in heated storage then fill with 3M 5200 and redrill the holes after it hardens. When reinstalling the stanchion bases rails and screws I would first coat them with something like 3M 101 Polysulfide Marine sealant because it's flexable.

How does this idea sound?  There are so many products out there I'm not sure if I have picked the appropriate ones?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks,

Mike

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Get some old socks and fill them with rice and place them in the area. they will soak up the moisture.
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I agree with rduhon.  I would not use 5200 if it something you're going to drill/tap for bolts.  It is not intended to take that kind of load.

Without more detail, I hesitate to make any alternate suggestions.

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Thanks you all for info.  I can definetly afford the bag of rice.  Sounds like the 5200 is not such a good idea.  I'll have to do some more research.  Should be taking the rails off sometime in the next couple of weeks to start the drying process. I'll keep you all updated.

Mike

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When you replace the bolts, put rubber o-rings on them, under the stanchion. This will keep you from squeezing out all of the sealer as you tighten the fasteners. 3-M 4000 or equiv is a good sealer/adhesive that will stay flexible. Don't neglect using the biggest fender washers that fit on reassembly, even if there is a backing plate. If the holes are oversized from vibration or damage, a "real" glass repair will give much better service than a blob of epoxy, even if the blob is reinforced with "kitty hair"(fiberglass filaments).  I've been almost all the way around our '89 Carver 36 aft cabin, and have gone where no human was ment to go to get at the undersides of the cleats and stanchions. You don't have to be crazy to be a boater, but...
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hey letssea have you done your cleats my aft stbd needs thighten down and sealed and i know the rails need done my 3607 is 21 yrs old and the last owner used her for a condoany pointers would help

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