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02-23-2014 04:25 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

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Originally Posted by azguy View Post
Ok, gotta ask. Why is countersinking so critical
It allows a space for the sealant to press against the bolt and deck. The sealant under the flat part is mostly squeezed out.
02-23-2014 02:56 PM
azguy
Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

Ok, gotta ask. Why is countersinking so critical
02-23-2014 02:25 PM
Ajay73
Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

I bought some at a Coleman camper store locally. The price was $6.50 for a 25 foot roll. They did have two types of "butyl" and I think they were both in a roll of tape. I forget what they called the lesser product but you can tell the difference. The color of the good stuff was grey. It was stiff but pliable and very "stretchy". I haven't used any from MaineSail but the the Coleman Camper store butyl was just more convenient to procure and looks very much like the butyl tape pictured in the Compass website.
02-21-2014 09:29 AM
Maine Sail
Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

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Originally Posted by engineer_sailor View Post
Does bedding with butyl tape require that one countersink every (existing) hole?

I like everything I've read about butyl but the thought of countersinking every hole feels onerous and lots of potential go a mistake.


Josh
PROPER BEDDING, no matter what the sealant, requires countersinking.....
02-21-2014 09:28 AM
Maine Sail
Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

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Originally Posted by cghubbell View Post

I find it mind-blowing that something this good is so completely absent from the shelves of West Marine and marina chandlers.
I am working on that.. Problem is I have been selling direct and left no room for wholesale prices and retail packaging. My focus has been on quality and formulating the best product for the job. The guys who run the lab at my manufacturer have definitely earned their money..

I have been working with my manufacturer & a packaging company for about a year to figure it all out. This is not an easy task and involves multiple facets all coming together to make it work.

Shipping is the big killer as it is very heavy... I have recently landed on retal packaging which should be available within the next 8-10 weeks... I have chandlers asking for it so it will eventually be out there...

Tested three more white/off white formulations out of the lab in the last two months and still not there.... I keep trying...
02-21-2014 07:55 AM
engineer_sailor
Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

Does bedding with butyl tape require that one countersink every (existing) hole?

I like everything I've read about butyl but the thought of countersinking every hole feels onerous and lots of potential go a mistake.


Josh
02-21-2014 02:12 AM
CaptainRahnn
Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

Don't use black....get grey. RV Shop is where I got it. 25ft for $10 bucks.
05-04-2012 11:21 AM
SHNOOL
Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

Ok, the sticky on this forum links out to an article of how-tos
Mainsail, I've ordered from and he has the right stuff, and used, and the tape is great for bedding hardware (used it on my gudgeons). I actually also used it on my living quarters horse trailer (pronounced RV)... stuff is SUPER sticky, very flexible, and under pressure slowly squishes into place as it settles (remember to tighten 24 hours after initial bedding).

Here is the link, priced right, shipped fast, and it is REALLY high quality butyl tape:
Need Butyl Tape ?? Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com

It's a sticky here for a reason Linked here http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...utyl-tape.html
05-04-2012 10:48 AM
arf145
Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

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Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
I'd leave it until you begin to have issues. The technique & prep, like painting, is 80% of the job..
I like your thinking! The fact that all those holes are now properly potted does allow me to sleep at night.
05-04-2012 09:20 AM
Maine Sail
Re: Where to get Butyl tape?

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Originally Posted by arf145 View Post
I have bought gray butyl online from an RV place, and I've more recently bought some from MaineSail. MaineSail's is less like putty and has more stretch to it--clearly better stuff. The bummer for me is that I've already done most of the rebedding on my boat with the RV butyl--which appears to be doing just fine. One day though, when I'm got nothing else to do on the boat (right!), I'll start re-doing with the good stuff.
I'd leave it until you begin to have issues. The technique & prep, like painting, is 80% of the job..
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