my transome plate is leaking really bad so i need to pull it of and redo it,does home-depot carry good enough silicone for that,i would imagine they did ,you dont want water leaking around your tub,or do i have to go to danna marine or something thanks
i'd like to hear about some as well. I've been using various hardware store silicone for a few years trying to find one that will seal.. I end up resealing it at least every year. everything up top holds tight but the lower stuff that gets oil/gas on it.. just eats away and starts to leak.
I bought a tube of 3M marine grade stuff at home depot...its in the glue/fiberglass/bondo section. Sticky as hell, 7 day cure, gets all over the place. I know its good stuff because I somehow got some on my belly week and a half ago and it's still there...can't seem to find anything to dissolve it.
What about using a urethane caulk? Or is that not recommended?
urethane will not work either, they do not do well in the sun and degrade 5X faster than a silicon, you can try some construction selant companies in your are and look for a dow 795 or pecora 895 they are both structual silicons and have the highest bond strength outta all the rest, i am a caulking contractor, and would try these first.
I use 100% Aviation grade silicone. Works like a charm and it comes in black.
Originally Posted by Kyle
Log off and go float, hang in the party coves, Show and shine on the trailer, fill up the boat, wax it, v-drive, jet, outdrive, and if you got a canoe and your reading this, you sir, need to phucking upgrade.