Caulking Help Needed

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Customride, May 30, 2008.

  1. Customride
    Joined: May 2008
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    Location: MN


    I am building a 17 foot twin cockpit runabout. Where I’m stuck is caulking the decking. It is Mahogany planked that I have stained and have eight coats of varnish on it. Now I started to caulk it and two things are happening. The first thing is it is shrinking a lot and second is when I pull the tape off (caulk is Still soft) it is leaving little peeks and its rough. How do you get those beautiful y smooth white caulk line without messing up that nice varnish job??????
    What type of caulk works the best?

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