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Bedding bare teak with butyl tape? (Maine's Bed-It)

Hopefully Maine will chime in...

It's worked great for our deck hardware, but I'm looking to rebed the toe rail next (teak to fiberglass) and I'm reading conflicting information.

Some guys on the wooden boat forums advise against using it for this application saying that the teak will absorb components of the butyl tape, causing it to dry out prematurely. I've also read here and on SBO that it can be done. I did a 24 hour test clamping Bed-It between two pieces of bare teak and it did leave behind a dark stain (for what it's worth).

Varnish/epoxy on the bottom of the toe rail and then butyl might be an option, but I'd like to avoid doing that as I prefer to leave the toe rail natural and not sure if sealing just the bottom would be effective. Is Sikaflex 291 a better option?
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Getting ready to install 88 feet of teak cap rail...Will be going with sika flex. Some pics of steam bent rails...and a crude but effective steam chamber deep up a river in Thailand.
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