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post #331 of Old 04-11-2014
S/V Glenn E
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Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

After getting some butyl from Maine Sail, I've pulled a stanchion and some of my chain plates. Mainly the ones the PO had buried in silicone. Suspecting there was a REASON why they had silly-cone all over them, I pulled them before we paint the deck and sure enough, not a spot of bedding. One I had bed with 4200 just after we got the boat and one was good and tight and had what appeared 4200 under it. The other two I pulled, checked for water (unbelievably they were dry), and rebedded with butyl per MS's instructions. I was pleased with the results. I'm confident they will stay dry for a long time. Adding pictures for the benefit of those who might need pics like I do!

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