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butyl tape

Just a quick note. In case someone else was looking for butyl tape in Vancouver bc. Home depot, home hardware and canadiantire do not carry it. I found it at Vancouver glass on commercial drive and Hastings. Available in 1/8th and 1/16th of an inch thick. Also in grey and black.

Hope that helps to people searching for it.
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Re: butyl tape

Thanks for that! I have a few things that need re-bedding and I am looking forward to trying Maine's technique!
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That is good to know, thanks for doing the legwork!
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Re: butyl tape

Maine Sail has a link where you can get it on his sight,Compass Marine "How To" Articles Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com

thank you Maine Sail for all the work you put into that sight.
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Re: butyl tape

Yes, and his thread on how to use the tape is excellent! I have to re-bed the rope clutches I installed a couple of years ago since they are leaking...turns out I did it all wrong! Live and learn!

So far all of the deck hardware I have removed from my '79 Santana 30 has had similar looking bedding. They didn't countersink the holes, but they did seal the bolt heads using something that is still pliable after 33 years! The boat has no core rot that I can detect in the decks and very few signs of leaks from factory installed hardware. Apparently WD Schock is one of the companies that does it right!
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Re: butyl tape

+1 to purchasing it from Maine Sail. I just recently got my order in, it was inexpensive, fast and the exact right product for boat work. Given that most of us found out about it through his articles, pay it back by purchasing from him.
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Re: butyl tape

I too learned about it and buy it from Main Sail. He has a very high quality item, which is not at all certain if you do find it elsewhere. His link suggests that you buy more since his shipping is a fixed price. I bought two rolls, thinking that would be lots of extra, but once I started using it, I seemed to go through that pretty fast so I just recently bought three more (reminding myself that I could have saved the shipping if I followed his advice) - sure to be enough for the long term now
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Re: butyl tape

You know, I've never bought Mainsails butyl tape until just now. I had read his tutorial via the sticky here on Sailnet, then read a number of pages on his own web-site, and now that I'm having to go through lots of the deck and cabin top bedding of much of the teak trim and hardware on our Olson 30, I decided to buy some rather than using Life Caulk. I placed the order about 45 minutes ago, and just got an email notifying me that it has shipped! Does he have a staff of elves that never sleep??
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Re: butyl tape

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You know, I've never bought Mainsails butyl tape until just now. I had read his tutorial via the sticky here on Sailnet, then read a number of pages on his own web-site, and now that I'm having to go through lots of the deck and cabin top bedding of much of the teak trim and hardware on our Olson 30, I decided to buy some rather than using Life Caulk. I placed the order about 45 minutes ago, and just got an email notifying me that it has shipped! Does he have a staff of elves that never sleep??
haha! He must have some elves, or even gnomes helping him out. He shipped my order out in nearly the same time. Great service
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Re: butyl tape

I bought some gray butyl from an online RV store and it was decent stuff, like very stretchy putty. I used it quite a bit. But then I bought some from MaineSail and it is unquestionably better. His has more cohesion and stretches like rubber.
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