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Old 05-08-2019, 04:19 PM
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Default Cleat staining

I have a 2006 Maycraft 20CC. After it rains I see a stain running down from the port rear cleat and rod holder. A friend said the screws are leaking and the stain is from wood backing. Is this an easy fix.
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Old 05-09-2019, 09:46 AM
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Default Re: Cleat staining

A picture would help... If however you have rain water getting into the wood, that is not a good thing as it will eventually cause the wood to dry rot and fail..

Wood is used as a coring in boats, sandwiched in between fiberglass to give it more strength.

Check out this article I found and how to repair dry rot.


In your case all you might need to do it take the cleat off and re seat it and the screws in a bed of chalk or Butyl Tape.

What you need to do before you re chalk is make sure and get all the moisture out... You can use a hair dryer or heat gun for this.

Here is a quick article on how to re seat cleats https://captnmike.com/2012/05/24/re-...deck-hardware/

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