Like most sail boats in my size, the engine
is accessible by lifting the companion-way stairs. The one-sided tape that "seals" this area needs replacing. It is about 3/4 inch wide and quite thin, probably no more than 1/32 - 1/16 when compressed. I am thinking of using this product from McMaster-Carr:
Super-Resilient Extreme-Temperature Silicone Foam
Adhesive-Back Strips—Textured Finish
Temperature Range: -60° to 392° F
Firmness (25% Deflection): 1-6 psi (extra soft)
Absorbent (combination of open cell and closed cell)
Density: 12 lbs./cu. ft.
Foam, but not adhesive
, meets UL 94V0, except 1/16" thick foam. Material has a criss-cross textured finish and has a skin on the top and bottom. Adhesive
and has a temperature range of –20° to 325° F. Width tolerance is ±1/16". Length tolerance is +18" for 15-ft. lengths and +36" for 30-ft. lengths.
Tolerance Length Each
1/16" ±0.016" 30 ft. 93415K33 $60.81
What do you think? Other options? Other ideas?
Sausalito, CA USA