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Originally Posted by jbondy View Post
Maine Sail,

I've been seeing the recent references to sealing using butyl tape. Your photos don't show this layer. When using butyl tape, is there a sealant layer under the tape or does the use of butyl tape obviate the need for any other sealant?

I think some confusion comes from it being called "tape." It's more of a strip of gum-like sealant that is pressed on paper backing. You peel it off the backing as a strip, but it can be manipulated like putty. And as you can see from MaineSails pictures, it is very sticky stuff.

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