The title says it all … I fully expect to be doing a bit more prism rebedding, because a) the other may also leak at some point (the one above the chart table did last year a bit – so thats already on the list), and b) We are not convinced this one is going to work, as a corner of the prism was actually broken and we glued it together (Loctite 2G Glass glue – Diswasher safe) before bedding it.
The project seemed to go OK, and it was encouraging to see a molded hole in the deck (below the teak) as opposed to cut/cored deck.
- Removed bronze screws and replaced with new phillips head bronze
- Removed cover plate and prism, cleaned out all the old silicon, cleaned (and sanded) cover plate.
- Cleaned prism as glued as directed.
- Drilled out screw holes and filled with 5-minute epoxy before redrilling. Used a little epoxy to strengthen the ‘sidewall’ of the interior teak finish.
- Masked off everything
- Applied silicon (Dow 795), pressed in the prism, more 795 and pressed on the cover plate, and secured with the new screws
- Removed masking tape and cleaned up.
Then the dog sat on the prism, and got a new black strip on his bum
UPDATE 12/23/18: Yes, did another one yesterday, the one above the chart table. Much quicker second time around.