Butyl sealing - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 09-05-2013
SloopJonB's Avatar
Senior Moment Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 10,327
Thanks: 55
Thanked 34 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 3
SloopJonB will become famous soon enough
Butyl sealing

It appears there is a strong consensus that butyl tape is currently the preferred method of sealing deck hardware.

I was recently at one of my favourite discount/clearance stores and noticed butyl in caulking tubes.

Is this the same stuff, just in a tube, or is it like silicone - a myriad of variations?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken, opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 09-05-2013
CalebD's Avatar
Tartan 27' owner
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,435
Thanks: 4
Thanked 74 Times in 67 Posts
Rep Power: 7
CalebD will become famous soon enough
Re: Butyl sealing

Lots of different formulations...
__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 09-05-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 47
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
RobertKWFL is on a distinguished road
Re: Butyl sealing

You want butyl tape, not the stuff in tubes. It is so much easier and very effective. You'll never go back to tube sealant hell.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 09-05-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 654
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 14
olson34 is on a distinguished road
Lightbulb Re: Butyl sealing

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobertKWFL View Post
You want butyl tape, not the stuff in tubes. It is so much easier and very effective. You'll never go back to tube sealant hell.
Best quality "tape" comes from a vendor name of "Mainesail" and he posts some of the most useful advice that you will find on any sailing site around the 'net.

http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/boat_projects
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where to get Butyl tape? Paladin27 Gear & Maintenance 31 02-23-2014 03:25 PM
butyl in a wet environment meboater Gear & Maintenance 4 07-15-2013 02:47 AM
Sealing around speaker: Butyl tape or caulk? TakeFive Gear & Maintenance 15 09-23-2012 04:23 PM
butyl tape pegasus1457 Gear & Maintenance 53 04-30-2009 05:58 PM
Butyl Tape fer hardware sealing fun! GilStump Gear & Maintenance 10 04-18-2008 12:33 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:16 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012