Over the summer, I noticed the ice box lid insulation containers (https://www.catalinadirect.com/shop-by-boat/catalina-42/interior/ice-box...) were starting to separate from the lid, with most of the screws stripped out and missing. The containers were filled with foam, "glued" and screwed to the lid ... I assume by the factory or possibly a previous owner. Its taken a while to scrape all the old material off and clean it up. I'm guessing the white "glue" was silicone but am not sure. Next step is to fill and re-drill the holes again. Then re-attach the insulation containers. Wondering if I should use silicone (again?) or try something like 4200 or Life-Calk? Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.
In addition, I'm realizing the relatively large separation (3/16") that exists where the hinge is, between the two lid halves. The hinge fills most of this but there is still a significant gap. Has anyone tried to seal this off?
Jeff Everett, "Chinook"
1998 C36-MKII #1663
(tall rig, fin keel)