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post #215 of Old 09-07-2012
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Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

What modifications in this procedure would be recommended if I was mounting a small clete in the cockpit on a piece of mahogany that would be attached to the cockpit combing. Would you still recommend using butyl tape between the wood piece and the fiberglass combing. In other words, I want to mount a small clete to terminate a furling line, but I want it elevated about an inch above the combing for ease of use. So I made a small round piece of mahogany which I will epoxy clear and varnish just big enough to firmly mount the small clete. Then I simply planned to use four mounting bolts and drill through the wood and fiberglass to a backing plate or 4 washers so the clete, wood and fiberglass is all bolted together. Any other suggestions?

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