I'd point out that using butyl is actually easier and simpler than using some of the other sealants, since BUTYL TAPE DOES NOT CURE
. You're not under the same time constraints as if you were using something that does have a limited working time. This means you can take your time and make sure the hardware is bedded properly.
Another Grrrrreat post in a long line of them.
Question: Say you're bedding a 6 foot long genoa track, do you think it practical to preinstall all the machine screws first? Seems it would be very tough to get them all to go in at once without disturbing the carefully placed butyl.....
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