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1 Hour Ago 10:31 PM
rjppunk
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

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Originally Posted by ReefMagnet View Post
Weatherproof speakers should have a weather tight seal included. Speaker vibration could cause butyl tape to creep would be my concern
They did not, just the speaker driver in a marine rated housing. I need to seal the housing to the hull. I worried about vibration of the butyl tape too, which is why I'm asking.
4 Hours Ago 07:32 PM
ReefMagnet
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Weatherproof speakers should have a weather tight seal included. Speaker vibration could cause butyl tape to creep would be my concern
5 Hours Ago 06:12 PM
rjppunk
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

I'm on lake Champlain in VT, so it's mostly rain water with minimal spray. Just figured I'd check since I have 4 rolls at the moment.
7 Hours Ago 04:56 PM
albrazzi
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Are your speakers in an area that gets a lot of spray or just rain water. I am not a fan of cutting holes (not saying you cut them) especially for something like that. I know there are speakers rated for Boats but I have never used them maybe there is a built in seal for the deck penetration. I don't see why butyl will not work I have used it on many deck hardware rebeds and its the right stuff.
11 Hours Ago 12:50 PM
single2coil
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

I used Maine sail's method on my several leaking deck hardware. Works just as he said. Perfect. Stopped several leaks I had. Thank you for the great advice.
11 Hours Ago 12:27 PM
aloof
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Might work. But the speaker mounting design may not develop enough force to squeeze the butyl. Maybe too flimsy between the smallish screws. Try a tiny 1-3mm (1/16 to 1/8") rolled bead of butyl in just the right spot - less to squeeze equals more sealing force.
12 Hours Ago 11:46 AM
rjppunk
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Anyone ever use this for sealing exterior speakers?
10-15-2014 03:01 PM
mitiempo
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Very probably butyl.
10-15-2014 02:44 PM
killarney_sailor
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

You should be able to reach up inside the hull-deck joint and feel around. if it is butyl tape it will still be quite soft and rubbery.
10-15-2014 01:08 PM
albrazzi
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

I have read most of this highly informative post, skipped the middle just for time sake. I have some deck leaks in a new to me CS30 1987. I will start pulling panels and hosing it down but can someone tell me if my Boat was sealed with the Butyl I did read CS used it to a point, after that what did they use ? I (hope) its the Genoa tracks since I'm sure they are past the recommended rebedding cycle but are there other trouble areas that may be more likely the cause. There is a noticeable amount of leakage either when sailing to weather or during a hard rain. Its NOT the chain plates.

Although belated thanks to Maine sail for a truly knowledgeable post.

FWIW I'm not new to Sailing but I am new to leaky boats.
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