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Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Originally Posted by justonemoreproject View Post
I am bedding various pieces of countersunk hardware on a wooden deck: jib tracks, pad eyes, stanchions, etc. But I am unable to follow Mainsail's tutorial because the bolts are threaded through the deck and so I have to turn the head of the screw in order to screw it through the deck to seat it…which scrapes off the butyl as it seats in the hardware.
Should I enlarge the bolt holes in the deck slightly so that the bolts can be inserted with out turning them?

Does any of your deck hardware use backing plates? Are there metal plates inserted into the decks that are tapped for the bolts?

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