Jump to content

Attaching Hollowback


Don Silsbe
 Share

Recommended Posts

I am interested in adding a strip of hollowback to my Bay River Skiff, when I repaint her next year.  I have reservations about doing this.  I’m concerned that the attachment screw holes will provide an entry point for water.  How do I do this, without compromising my boat’s integrity?

Link to comment
Share on other sites


26 minutes ago, Chick Ludwig said:

I lay a thick bead of sealant before attaching the strip. Then run the screws through that into the keel. I've not seen a problem with  water damage later doing it that way. If the strip and keel would be damaged enough to rip the screws loose, maybe water could get in.

The only thing I would is to do a dry install first. Drill all of the pilot holes and install screws, just snug and make sure it all lines up properly.  Then remove and follow Chick's instruction.  I always like to over bed by smearing both the hardware and the bedding surface, and then clean up the squeeze out after.  It assures you filled all of the voids

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share


Supporting Members

Supporting Members can create Clubs, photo Galleries, don't see ads and make messing-about.com possible! Become a Supporting Member - only $12 for the next year. Pay by PayPal or credit card.




×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.