Originally Posted by sailingdog
Very nice Halekai. How long did those take to install??
They took a lot longer than I had anticipated. I have about 45 hours into them or 5 1/2 hours per port but that included polishing the cabin sides and varnishing the teak trim rings. Applying the butyl, from the outside as I did, took about 50 minutes per port. The stuff is tenacious and it was very tough to squeeze it into the gap and get two passes. The actual installation/clean up after the holes were cut & prepped took about two hours per port.
NFM says to seal the m from the inside, perhaps because it's easier? Unfortunately or fortunately, I never seal anything on a boat from the inside as I just don't agree with the basic premise or concept. I'd rather spend more time installing than tracing a diverted water leak from a seal on the inside of the cabin....
Seating the Butyl:
Sealant & Butyl: