Best Deck Sealant For Trailer?, also FNG says hello
Word is born. So hello. I am from Montana where I do a lot of boating. I have been an off and on whitewater/fly-fishing guide for a long time. I have been trying to get away from the commercial side of it, though not get away from the rivers. I mostly boat for trout, do a lot of wilderness floats all over Montana and Idaho. I always row the Locsha a couple of times a year, and get out on some other whitewater too. I am looking forward to some upcoming Smith River floats and whatever summer brings- not looking like much with the snowpack we have. I have surfed through here a couple of times when Google led me this way and it seems cool enough. So hopefully I can contribute something meaningful in the future, but for now- I need an answer:
My trailer decking is MDO/signboard that has seen better days. It is structurally sound however and I am thinking about keeping it and treating it. I was thinking some of that paint that has sand mixed in with it, but I don't know if that will be too harsh on the bottom of my boats. I could just go with new MDO, but that's going to cost me a couple hundred $$. I would prefer to treat it with something- paint? Deck Sealant? Have it Rhino Lined? I will be applying this with a brush myself or paying rhino liner, but I hear it's way expensive.
Another trailer related thing: If I back out all of the decking screws that hold the deck down, will they go back into the same holes, or since they are self tapping am I going to have to use new holes? If using the old holes, what's the best stuff to keep them in place while rattling down the highway? I am thinking about gorilla glue? I am sure there is something better for that.