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H44DS brown ooze, exterior window overhang

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  1. kyoung27


    Joined May 28, 2012
    2 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter 44DS
    Ca Sidney, BC
    Has anyone had this happen? A brown ooze has been dripping from several spots on the underside of the overhang above the salon windows, dripping onto the upper deck. It has been suggested that I should remove the overhangs and re-bed them, but it would be helpful to know if anyone else has seen this occur and what is the best solution.

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  2. Nodak7


    Joined Sep 28, 2008
    984 posts, 26 likes
    Hunter 41DS
    US Punta Gorda, FL
    Kyoung, yes i have had that issue with my H41DS. Have been unable to determine what the problem is. Mine just runs down the side. Does not drip off the eyebrow. It might be from the adhesive that they used during construction. I have looked a number of times to see if there was something there that I was missing. I still happens occasionally but it has been much less than it was. It never happened in ND but since we have had it in FL it has. It might be due to the hot weather.

  3. kloudie1


    Joined Nov 6, 2006
    7,758 posts, 488 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Mandeville Louisiana
    I would be suspicious that a hand rail bolt or something right inboard of the drool point (?) ; a deck bolt for instance.. That looks like water that has been making its way through the wood core and exiting at a low point under the overhang.. Suspect the aft-most bolt holding the handrail just above the drool..

  4. Rick486


    Joined Oct 1, 2007
    916 posts, 142 likes
    Hunter 44DS
    US Pt. Judith
    There is a groove between the overhang piece and the cabin trunk. All kinds of nasty stuff can become trapped in there and rot. I haven't seen this yet on my boat but only a matter of time...

  5. LeslieTroyer


    Joined May 20, 2016
    1,501 posts, 461 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    Looks like a tanin stain. Does your coach top have high moisture readings??

  6. kyoung27


    Joined May 28, 2012
    2 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter 44DS
    Ca Sidney, BC
    Thank you all. I'll check those things out. And I am relieved to see that others have observed the same problem.

  7. twenger


    Joined Jul 7, 2011
    3 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter 41DS
    US Buffalo, N.Y.
    I have this occasionally. Last year I removed the eyebrow/overhangs from my 41DS to see what was up. There are no breaks I. The fiberglass u derbthere with the exception of the screw holes. I did treat the handrail bolts with an anti corrosive. I still get this brown ooze occasionally. If it's core rot I can't imagine where it is exiting from. Let me know if anyone else has found a source for this. Thanks. Tim