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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.

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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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Maine,
Going to ask a noob question. can you use butyl tape to bed rope clutches?
Have minor repair to do on the two on my H336.
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Excellent post. Thank you.

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Going to ask a noob question. can you use butyl tape to bed rope clutches?
Have minor repair to do on the two on my H336.
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Outstanding tutorial! They say a picture is worth a thousand words but these were worth far more than that. Great idea with the clear surface for the demo pictures! Thanks
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So butyl tape for deck hardware, tracks, chain plates, cleats, clutches etc.
What would you not use it for.

Hull, deck is 5200, you want to super glue effect right.
What about aluminum framed port lights?
Plastic frame less port lights?
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So butyl tape for deck hardware, tracks, chain plates, cleats, clutches etc.
What would you not use it for.

Hull, deck is 5200, you want to super glue effect right.
What about aluminum framed port lights?
Plastic frame less port lights?

For port lights, I think butyl tape is perfect as it forms a nice flexible gasket. I see no difference if the frame is metal or plastic as far as butyl tape is concerned.
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If the aluminum framed ports have the frames screwed or bolted to the boat, then sure, butyl tape is perfect... Plastic frameless port lights should be adhered using Dow 795 structural silicone adhesive.

Stuff under the water line, through-hulls near the water line, and anything that may be exposed to significant amounts of fuel, like the diesel deck fill, should also not be bedded using Butyl, since butyl dissolves in petroleum products.

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So butyl tape for deck hardware, tracks, chain plates, cleats, clutches etc.
What would you not use it for.

Hull, deck is 5200, you want to super glue effect right.
What about aluminum framed port lights?
Plastic frame less port lights?
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