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Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Originally Posted by deltavee View Post
Sorry to bump an old thread, but after reading this post I'm a little confused.

I've explained my question here:
Confused - epoxy or sealant/tape? - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum

But haven't had any replies as of today. Could someone on this forum (I'm new here) please help me out?
They are two different steps. The butyl is the sealant between deck and fitting. The Epoxy is to seal the core in case a fitting ever leaked. Most boats, like 98%, do not come from the factory with sealed cores where bolts pass through..

If you want to seal the core you do that first, then bed the fittings.

Sealing Deck Core Penetrations To Prevent Core Rot

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