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Re: water coming in the traveler
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2019, 05:00:04 PM »

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Re: water coming in the traveler
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2019, 07:40:31 PM »

You're very welcome.

You now have all the theoretical and practical advise that you could in this dialog.  It pretty much summarizes everything the group has recorded in the past 30 years.  :D

Don't hesitate to ask right here even if you get stuck in the middle and have more questions.

We're here for ya.   :thumb:

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Re: water coming in the traveler
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2019, 08:58:43 AM »

first boat and i do most of the work myself so i freak out.  thanks
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Re: water coming in the traveler
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2019, 02:47:10 PM »

first boat and i do most of the work myself so i freak out.  thanks

My third and I still do that!   :clap :clap :clap
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Re: water coming in the traveler
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2019, 02:49:59 PM »

btw, why did you say my boat was older when they are both 1986?
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Re: water coming in the traveler
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2019, 05:10:51 PM »

According to your signatures, you have hull #99 and Stu has#224.
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Re: water coming in the traveler
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2019, 05:15:28 PM »

Jon's right.  :D

I wrote this as he was posting, beat me to it!

btw, why did you say my boat was older when they are both 1986?

becki, simply because 99 comes BEFORE 224.  :D:D:D

I used to kid my friend, the late, great Bill Eddy that his boat was older than mine, too.  He had 214.  And I kidded my friend Stan O'Hoppe that my boat was more "experienced" than his 242.

All 1986.

All in good fun. 
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Re: water coming in the traveler
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2019, 05:42:45 PM »

first boat and i do most of the work myself so i freak out.  thanks

becki

Sorry, I was out of touch and unable to answer you.
There's NO reason to freak out. nearly every owner of a "good old boat" goes thru the same level or worse problems as you encounter.  just take it as it comes and you will survive them all.  the best way to survive is to understand WHY you are facing what you are and WHY you are repairing something HOW you do it
I would avoid doing things "because s/he said so."  You have been down that route before (not from on this forum) and it's not necessarily worked out so well.

Ken, did you take the traveler completely off?

Yes, you have to, to create the "compression spots" to seal around the fasteners.

thanks Ken,i have his butyl (and lots of it) so i'll use that

I encourage you to understand what RC is doing and why, when he explains how to prevent leaks from fasteners.  It doesn't matter what the fastener is holding down (like a traveler.)   His is the same principle as what you are facing.  And his method is not to use LOTS of butyl to compensate for doing it the best way.

You have been advised to do it two different ways.  It's YBYC, but what I described per RC's method isn't "theory" -- it is straight from RC's YEARS of practical experience repairing and preventing such leaks and how to prevent water from getting down around fasteners.
Jeremy's critique here using butyl (or really any sealant):
https://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,8928.msg71678.html#msg71678
and applying RC's method to the traveler situation explains why simply putting butyl underneath ANY fitting, be it a deck fitting, stanchion, (or the traveler) isn't necessarily the best way to prevent a leak.

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