Originally Posted by jimtrvl917
So, sure enough, I went out and checked the bolts as suggested. At least one of them just spins, so I am sure this is an issue. Once the monsoons end (the remnants of Hurricane Florence), I'll be drilling out the old bolts and replace them on both bunks. I'll also caulk anything that isn't moving! Is there a reason people suggest using Dicor sealant versus a standard silicone sealant for these sorts of repairs?
Yes, silicone is less than perfect when it comes to seal and bond, which are the 2 things you need for it to be water tight. Many say it's ok to use it, but I've never had it seal and last so I don't use anything but Dicor, and Eternabond tape on my rig.
Replace all the bolts, even if they aren't spinning yet, they are likely exposed, and time will show the result. With the open hole put as much sealant into the cavity as possible, then install the bolts wet. Clean up after, but don't be using too little.