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Old 26-03-2019, 11:10   #1
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Best bedding compound

I need to pull all the stantions on our 41' Morgan Out Island. What is the best bedding compound to use. 5200 is out there but what else? They have lasted 40 years and I would like it to last another 40.
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I need to pull all the stantions on our 41' Morgan Out Island. What is the best bedding compound to use. 5200 is out there but what else? They have lasted 40 years and I would like it to last another 40.
5200 may be difficult to remove the stanchions for rebed. Some heat applied carefully may help. There is a solvent for 5200 but it needs to be worked in and takes time. I would use 4200 for rebedding because it will be easier to remove next time.
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Also another alternative is to look at mainsail's marinehowto website where he shows how to countersink bolt holes and bed with butyl rubber for a longlasting seal. I think that would be my preference over 4200, although I've done it both ways.
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And the specific butyl he sells there is known to be best in the world, for that usage anyway.
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Bed-it from marinehowto.com.

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Yep I did my stanchion bases with 4200 and my experience was that after about three years it gets hard and then when there is movement, which there is with stanchions, it does not reseal well. Butyl works well there.


4200 is great stuff where there is no movement such as through hull fittings!
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Re: Best bedding compound

unless you don't ever plan on removing them again I'd advise against 5200
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I used Dolphinite.
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Use bedit butyl tape. If you cant afford it, use other butyl tape. You should use a compound that retains elasticity throughout its life. 4200,5200 does, but will be a bear to remove later and just because it's still held via the sealant doesnt mean its sealed.
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