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5 Days Ago 12:15 PM
tzink
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Do the methods described here work for mounting wood too? I have some long wood pieces that mount to the sides of my cockpit, and I've pulled them off. When I put them back on I want to make sure they're sealed against water getting between the wood and the cockpit fiberglass. Would a butyl border a few layers wide work here?

I'm thinking the wood will be varnished or polyurethaned on the side that contacts the cockpit fiberglass.
3 Weeks Ago 10:15 PM
overbored
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

I have a new Ronstan constrictor textile clutch to mount and the mounting hole does not lend itself to a good way to bed the base to the cabin top. even if it does not leak it will trap water and grow green stuff. would this be a good reason to use mainsails butyl tape. can it be used to fill the void next to the screw head. I was also thinking of installing them on a plastic bedding base with only holes in the correct location so the bedding would work better. but the screw will still fill with water.
3 Weeks Ago 05:52 PM
Maine Sail
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

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Originally Posted by therapy23 View Post
Maybe it is the same stuff as MainSail sells and maybe it is not.

Me. I would not take the chance. I would pay MainSail for his research and knowledge. Besides, it is cheap no matter the price.

Absolutely not the same stuff I sell. Bed-It Tape is specifically manufactured for this application and is my own formulation. There are hundreds of different butyl tapes, I've tested most of them, and most of them are very poor products.
3 Weeks Ago 05:17 PM
therapy23
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

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Originally Posted by tzink View Post
Great thread.
Would this work? Seems to be the same, for half the price, and on Prime
Amazon.com: Dicor (BT-1834-1) 1/8" x 3/4" x 40' Butyl Seal Tape: Automotive
Maybe it is the same stuff as MainSail sells and maybe it is not.

Me. I would not take the chance. I would pay MainSail for his research and knowledge. Besides, it is cheap no matter the price.
4 Weeks Ago 01:55 PM
tzink
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Great thread.
Would this work? Seems to be the same, for half the price, and on Prime
Amazon.com: Dicor (BT-1834-1) 1/8 Amazon.com: Dicor (BT-1834-1) 1/8" x 3/4" x 40' Butyl Seal Tape: Automotive
04-03-2015 05:32 PM
sailor1924
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Thank you for the clear instruction and the link for purchase.
04-01-2015 08:48 AM
IStream
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

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Originally Posted by rjppunk View Post
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.
I've used it with speakers and it works just fine, assuming the drivers have a steel frame of decent thickness. In fact, butyl is frequently used to seal the drivers in higher end home speakers. Maine's butyl is a bit stiffer than most so pay attention to the thickness of the butyl bead and keep it even as you go around the speaker flange. You don't want a bunch of thicker areas that'll need compression before the thinner areas make contact. By extension, don't overlap the bead at the ends, just make a clean cut and butt the two ends together. The compression of the tape will join the ends, the seam of which should be at the bottom of the speaker, of course, just in case it stays open.
03-31-2015 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.
03-31-2015 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
03-31-2015 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.
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