Blue tape is for ease in cleanup after bedding the seacocks in sealant
, 3M 5200 or 4200 depending on if you are a man or less, according to some. The tape did help, just use a knife to cut the cured edge of the sealant if the tape does not pull off.
I guess I should have a final install photo
of one of the seacocks. They are pretty nice and easy to use and it feels like a new boat to me.
When I replace the two cockpit
seacocks in a couple of years I have decided I am going to make my own backer plates from G10 and through bolt (slightly counter sunk and filled) from the outside because I think it is a better installation