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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?
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Re: Butyl sealing

Lots of different formulations...
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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.
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Lightbulb Re: Butyl sealing

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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
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