Re: a.b. tefla quandry
"its my understanding that it could take weeks for it to seal back up once relaunched." capt b.
"I sprayed her down with a hose a few times a day for a week before launching her. When launched the bilge pumps ran steadily for a few hours then started cycling. By the next morning they were barely coming on at all." Steve B. talking about his actual experience with his own boat.
Two points: 1) Swelling up does not take weeks, though you can make is less scary by using a hose on the boat a few days before launching. 2) Your best option is to see if she leaks at all after she swells.
Once you know if she leaks you can start to explore caulking options. You will also know where the leaks are, because a leak in the shaft log is a very different problem from a leak in the garboards or at a particular plank.
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