We have a '74 Gibson, sometime before we bought it the back windows
leaked and messed up the inside walls on the back of the boat.
At the back of the boat we have the table that folds down
into a bed and we also have a couch down there that folds out.
We caulked (with the good stuff) around the outside of the
windows on the outside. We are going to replace the inside
back walls. My question is - if you are standing on the back
of the boat outside looking in, there are 2 90 degree angles on
each side of the windows, do you guys think we should do some
fiberglass work there, so the water doesn't puddle so much?
In the 2 angles there is old caulking done and cracked.
We were thinking about instead of a 90 degree angle, building
it up to curve. Am I making any sense? Someone even
suggested fiberfill or Long and Strong. What do you all
think? We are under a covered slip, but the back of our boat
sticks out there. Slip is too short for our boat (but that's
all that is available).
okay, it will have to wait for weekend, so I can get some pictures.
For some reason I can't post from my home computer (and its
not that old, either). but I can post from my work computer
and it is old. So I am going to have to figure out what to
download at home to get the posting problem fixed and then I'll
send a picture.
I think Lauried is talking about the "wings" on the back of the old Gibson's. This is where the back cabin panel and the side panels are joined. If the caulk isn't flexible and the rear deck has any bounce to it, the wings will sort of seperate from the deck and allow water to get under the panels. If you just fill that space, the rear deck might still come away from the wings and leak. Maybe you should take a look up at the bottem of the deck from the engine compartment and see if something isn't starting to give way there. The back of my Gibson sticks out from my covered slip also so I had a canvas cover made that snaps around the bottem outer edge of the hand rails and slopes up to about halfway down the upper deck.
1975 42' Gibson Standard Lake Cumberland, Kentucky