sells good quality butyl tape in 50 foot rolls. I only have one leak around a life line stanchion (not surprisingly the one everyone grabs as they enter the cockpit) and I am thinking about rebedding all of the deck hardware
before I repaint the headliner
sometime soon. But the PO may have used butyl already as the boat is very dry, I will find out when I do the one stanchion. It is a flat $11.50 shipping
rate for up to six rolls, and the rolls are $15.85 each. Roughly how much tape will it take to rebed the deck hardware
of a typical 34 foot boat, with or without the standing rigging
? How much tape is good to have around in general? I suppose the stuff lasts for a long time without being used, but perhaps it sticks to itself in the heat and buying
too much it will go to waste?
Warning, if you read this website and the excellent description of how to do the job you won't be able to sleep until you rebed your deck hardware, yikes! Even three year old boats can have problems!
Need Butyl Tape ?? Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com
BTW, does anyone have a recommendation on paint
to use for a headliner
? I suppose an epoxy
product like WestCoat is best, but I think it may be hard to apply on an inverted or vertical surface.