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I've also been using this butyl tape for about 5 or 6 years since learning of it here. I'm currently installing 6 new hatches on my Tartan 40 using the bedding techniques outlined here. What a project it is! The original hateched were just through bolted at the hinges and screwed to the deck all around. I've hade to clean off all the old silicone and fill all the old holes, place, drill, route, fill and re-drill about 60 new holes for through bolting the new hatches. I think I'm looking at about 1-1/2 days per hatch! Anyway, on a previous boat hatch replacement i had the same butyl bleed and just kept cleaning. This time I went a little lighter on the rebed and it seems to have squeezed into the void nicely! I used lewmar ocean hatches and they hatve about a 1/6th reveal on the flange. I filled that with a layer of tape which made it flush and then added another layer of tape to the deck, that gave me a 1/16th to squeeze together. I added a bead to the screw heads on both the top and bottom of the flange. This was a long process and took me about 1-1/2 hrs per hatch cutting and placing all those little pieces and opening the holes so the machine screws could set without pulling all the butyl with it! I'm hoping this will be fine. The nice part is if I have to rebed and add more butyl it will be a much less painful experience not having to remove adhesive caulk or silicone! Removing the silicone off the deck from the old hatches took me about 3 days!!!
I've been using your butyl tape for several years, and it seems to work fantastically well in terms of keeping out the water (and is far less messy than using stuff one squeezes out of a tube.
One problem I've encountered, however, is that the "squeeze-out" phase never seems to end. I have fittings that I bedded 3 years ago that are still slowly pushing out excess tape. I clean off the excess with a razor, and yet within a few months there's more that's squeezed out.
I'm not hugely concerned about the appearances, but once this stuff comes loose, it tends to spread around the boat. You get a loose bit on a control line, or a deck shoe, and the next thing you know there are little bits here and there...
I don't know if I'm simply putting too much on in the first place. Are there any specific recommendations as to how much is too much (or too little)?
I don't see any answers to these questions. I am repairing lots of areas on my boats including plexi windows and stainless stanchions. The butyl is hidden by the stainless steel, but will be seen through the plexi. I don't really know how they were sealed at the factory. Any response would be appreciated.
Can I use it on stainless steel thru hulls above the water line such as bilge pump fittings?
If I have curved plexiglass windows (1/5 thick) (very curved - 90 degree angle), and I want to seal them directly to fiberglass, no frames, but will be bolted through fiberglass (hard fiberglass at bolt points, no core), could I use butyl tape, or something like 295UV is the way to go. I would appreciate fast response on this. I must say that the gap between fiberglass and plexiglass is not ideal and unified. Should I consider curved plexiglass as dainty and not use butyl? Thank you in advance for the response!
I just used this butyl to re-bed my foredeck hatch, and it seems to have worked great. Lining up the 20 bolts on a hatch is a little more tricky than lining up 2 on a cleat, but it wasn't hard. Got good squeeze out on the bolt heads and around the hatch itself. I've also worked with the white butyl that Sailrite sells, and this product is much easier to work with: Bed-It comes with wax paper, rather than the corrugated paper on the Sailrite tape. Also, the Bed-It tape seems to be more dense, and less likely to spread everywhere with unintentional contact.
I second the first comment , where to find it in Canada?
Hey Maine Sail, can you give us Canadians some pointers on how to buy your butyl tape?
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