Seal/Gasket Between Hardtop and Aluminum Frame

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Hi guys,

Admittedly my boat isn’t a downeast (I wish it was) but since there is a lot of knowledgeable people on here I thought I would look for some advice.
I took the hardtop off of my boat to recore it this winter and I finally finished and am ready to mount it. When I took it off there was gasket between the hardtop and the aluminum frame. I tried to contact the builder and didn’t get anything back. I looked around and found an EPDM seal that I think will do the trick but I wanted to see if anyone had any advice or thoughts otherwise.
Thanks for the help.
Mike
 

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Sounds like you're on the right track, probably just something to hinder vibration from the hardtop against the aluminum so the coating isn't degraded to permit corrosion to begin.
 

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