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Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape
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
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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Last edited by Maine Sail; 04-15-2014 at 08:40 AM.