OUPV 25 Ton
I've read mainsails suggestion about bedding hardware with butyl tape. I've been getting mixed reviews at my local boat yard and club. Anyone actually used this stuff for bedding hardware.
Aha! a convert!!I bought some at an RV store. It's very easy to work with compared to caulking/adhesive and faster to clean up. I bed my jib track today and I actually liked working with it. Reminds me of silly putty. I had several leaks that appear to be gone. Awesome stuff.
I have used butyl tape with good results.I've read mainsails suggestion about bedding hardware with butyl tape. I've been getting mixed reviews at my local boat yard and club. Anyone actually used this stuff for bedding hardware.
I consider the manufacturers of my windows to be experts..Butyl, quality butyl is the choice to make. I am a little leery about using it in vertical applications though. Please, MS and others, correct me if I'm wrong. My portlights were set in butyl and fastened with screws. Over the years and many BTUs, the butyl dribbled out and down the cabin to the deck. I ended up pulling the plexi, and rebedding with structural glazing tape and Dow 795. That's another story. My point was that butyl doesn't harden appreciably, if at all, and may be better suited for level or near level applications. Then again, the stuff I took off might have been the cheap stuff. Get the good stuff.