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Old 12-21-2017, 09:41 PM   #1
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After a bunch of work on the boat, everything is fixed up and upgraded that I want to deal with in the short term. I noticed after several days of heavy rain that the floor carpet up by the front was fairly damp. I checked the following places:
* The storage cabinets under the front bed -- dry, everywhere
* The port side closet right behind the front bed -- wet on the carpet on the very bottom (!)
* The container under the seat right in front of that port closet - dry!

While the water tank is full, the tank hadn't been pressurized for a week or more when it went from dry to wet, so my strong suspicion is that it's water from the outside somehow. What's perplexing is how the heck it got into the carpet at the bottom of that closet, which is significantly up the side of the boat, and has no other ingress. Anyone have any ideas?...
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:04 AM   #2
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Deck plate seal has dried out. It's a '99, correct?
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:08 AM   #3
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It's a 99. Which deck plate seal are you talking about?
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Leaks are common at the rub rail (where the deck and hull are joined) as well as cleats and rail stanchions.
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I'm guessing those are all an inordinate pain in the butt to seal up? Can you fix any of those from the outside or do you need to get to the inside of each of the cleats/stanchions to take the nuts off and put back on?
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Codingparadox I took the rail off and put M3 5200 all around the rub rail what Shrew mentioned before. It was a lot of work, but it took care of all the water leaking in the cabin. It was ridiculous the amount of water stains I had to remove when I bough my 2000 2800 SCR
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Oh interesting. Yeah that job sounds fairly awful, but good to know it helped! Thanks!
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Hello all,

Just wondering about how the rub rail sealing goes? Can I just remove the rubber or do I need to unscrew the rub rail mounting to get to the actual seal between the top and bottom hulls?

I have a 94' 2700 SCR
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Hello all,

Just wondering about how the rub rail sealing goes? Can I just remove the rubber or do I need to unscrew the rub rail mounting to get to the actual seal between the top and bottom hulls?

I have a 94' 2700 SCR
It should be in 2 pieces. Remove the phillips head screws that hold on the ss rub rail cap. Then remove the rubber portion of the rub rail. Re-caulk all the screw holes and the seam between the deck and the hull. Replace the rubber rub-rail, making sure to caulk the screws as you replace them. Then replace the SS cap, also making sure to caulk each screw.

I would strongly advise AGAINST using 3M 5200. Use 3M 4000 instead. 5200 is 'permanent' and you can damage gelcoat or be incredibly difficult to remove the next time. 4000 is used for deck mounting hardware. 4200 and 5200 are not UV resistant. 4000 IS UV resistant.
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I am a first year owner of a 2000 - 2800 SCR, and have experienced some water issues inside this winter. We had some heavy rain at times, and I am guessing it was due to problems with the rub rail. After investigating, it does appear that I need to replace. This forum is fantastic and such a help for us newer boat owners. In general, based on the info above, how much time should I guesstimate for replacing, and again, just guessing what am I looking at for cost of this project?

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