Hale, is there a material reason not to use the black butyl tape? or is is strictly aestethic? The reason I ask is that I have a nearly unlimited supply of black butyl tape that I can have at no cost; and being a cheap B@$~@r& ......... I would scrounge a small supply of it to squirrel away if it is simply a cosmetic difference.
I got an Old Fat Boat
She's Slow But Handsome
Hard In The Chine, but Soft In The Transom
I Love Her Well, And She Must Love Me
But I think It's Only For My Money
. ..... Gordon Bok