Butyl tape is one of the most versatile, simplest, and least expensive sealants to use above the waterline. IMHO, due to the fact that many chemicals can attack it, it should not be used in underwater applications. However, it does not provide much in the way of adhesive strength, and there are certain applications where the adhesive strength of another sealant may make more sense.
I am noticing other questions about butyl tape. What applications are you using it for. Can it be used to seal chainplates and stantions and other drilled holes topside?
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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