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Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

My mistake, ALL of the deck hardware except for the stanchion bases, does NOT just go through wood. There are metal sleeves in the deck that bolts thread through before nuts are threaded on inside of the hull.
So, how should I bed with Butyl in that situation?

The exception are the stanchion bolts. They do not thread into a metal sleeve, they thread through wooden beams and then are secured by nuts inside the hull. They get a lot of strength and movement is inhibited because they are threaded through into the wood of the deck. Should those be drilled to help seat with butyl?

Thank-you for your advice.
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