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post #4 of Old 12-30-2012
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Re: Caulking bottom of new rope clutches

Once you've worked with butyl tape, you won't want to go back to messy liquid sealants.

Life Caulk is the devils-own invention, very runny, hard to remove - I can say that because I used it to seal my rope clutches!

I make my own backing plates with s/s plate from McMaster Carr. Finished job looks like this (4-way Garhauer rope clutch)

S/S has a reputation for being hard to work, but I did this all with ordinary tools - jigsaw with HSS blade, files, sandpaper, power drill with carbide bit.

Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay

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