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  • #20968
    mal2b
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    Hi
    Im in the proccess of refitting a mk1, when i bought the boat the front tank cover was sealed with silicone and screwed down.
    Now i have two questions, 1 where do i put the new seal, around the opening on the bulkhead or on the cover if on the cover where abouts.
    2 what is the correct method of setting the height of the clips to obtain the right amount of pressure on the tank cover and what is the correct method of sealing the screw holes.

    #20974
    john1162
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    The seal is glued to the hatch cover.  Too much pressure from the clips can distort the cover and allow water in. So how much is too much? For expert advice I would try www.sealsdirect.co.uk

    As for your holes I would fill with epoxy containing a filler in a wooden MKI. Similarly in GRP but use the correct resin and hardener.

    As a PS we had a good demonstration of techniques for repairs to GRP at the Wayfarer Cruising Conference last weekend.

    #21067
    mal2b
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    That’s great thanks il be giving it a go and see what happens

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