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Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Thank you Maine Sail.

A couple questions: In reading the post I remember the straw method and the pen method for making holes in the butyl when inserting screws/bolts. I did my fore hatch awhile back, and will be doing my salon hatch soon. I found the straw method ( the straw I used ) to flex, and the pen to stick. Is there any point to "wet" out the pen with water to lessen the tape winding on the fastener?
Another question: I would appreciate any suggestions of a quality (perhaps value is the better term ) countersink brand that would make process easier.

A side note: When I removed the 25 year old electrical panel on my Cal a few years ago I noted it was sealed with Butyl. Still dry underneath, and no sign of water intrusion to the surroundings!

A great post.....Thanks!
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