Would normal bathroom silicone work for sealing bath tubs etc
I would forget about the salt (NaCl, I assume); it's not a desiccant. Other than that, just be patient and keep going (sorosz pointed this out earlier)I have had hairdryers inside the hull blowing warm air around it. I have put the vacuum cleaner inside it for about 4 hours. I left the inspection port open for most of the spring and I had small pots of salt inside the hull to absorb the moisture and last week I closed the inspection port and left it for a week when I came back and checked it there was about 500ml of water just sitting in the boat. When I feel the inside of the hulls deck and sides they feel bone dry. I just can't figure out where this water is coming from
P.S the boat is stored in a garage.
what if you take a bathroom, and get a friend to help you hold it on its side so the rail is on the scale?The "best" way is probably to use a hanging scale like the ones used for big fish or by hunters (like this or this) but if you don't have access to one you can improvise with a couple bathroom scales.
With the hanging scale you just rig a sling for the boat, hang the scale on something sturdy and hoist the boat up with a block and tackle.
With the bathroom scales you'd have to balance the boat on its transom on both the scales. It's best to have help lifting the boat and balancing it. In theory adding the two scale readings should be the weight of the boat. It's not super accurate of course but it should be close enough.
With either method it will probably take some trial and error to make it work so take the average of several readings.
It wouldn't hurt to try. I think because of the curve of the rail it would be harder to find the balance point and you and your friend might have to be at the ends which would mean you couldn't see the reading on the scale so you'd need another friend to do that.what if you take a bathroom, and get a friend to help you hold it on its side so the rail is on the scale?
Well if your boat is 8 lbs over weight - a gallon of sea water weighs about 8 pounds as I recall. So with 4 quarts to a gallon and 500ml being roughly half a quart, if you're pulling that much out every week then you've got about 8 weeks worth to go. You're in the home stretch!but surely it would all of drained out of the cubitainers by now like i have had the boat in a shed since last september.