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voodoochile

Member Since 31 Aug 2005
Offline Last Active Sep 23 2016 11:00 AM
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In Topic: Carbon Spin Pole Splice

31 July 2016 - 11:36 PM

Composite Solutions in Mass. hooked me up with a pre-spined section  that all i have to do is butter w/epoxy, push in and trim the excess.  Really simple, and less than $400.  Thanks!  


In Topic: Re-bedding deck hardware

24 July 2016 - 11:35 PM

 

One of my partners is a commercial roofer and suggested we bed with butyl which he uses regularly.  We found it lost it's seal on pieces that flexed such as main traveler (uplift), stanchions (side force).  It was failing after 2 seasons.  We went back to 5200/4200 which seems to have a bit more stretch w/o losing it's seal.  

May I ask if you used your buddy's flavor of butyl, or did you order Maine Sail's butyl?

 

The whole point of Maine Sail's brand of tape, is that it flexes and maintains the seal over much greater gaps than the 3M products.

I cheaped out and bought black, automotive butyl tape. It basically oozed out in the heat until barely any remained. This happened over about a year.  Then, I bought 2 rolls of Maine's butyl tape, used less per application and it's all still there.  The moral is- Not all butyl tapes are created equally.

 

For the OP-

 

Follow Maine Sail's tutorial on how to actually apply the butyl. Also, if the core of the deck or coach roof has not been dug out, chuck an allen wrench into a drill, bend the end slightly, and dig out the wooden core. Fill with epoxy, then re-drill, countersink the drill hole and *then* apply the butyl tape.  I kept cutting corners and kept having leaks. When I finally accepted the truth and put the full effort into the re-bedding job, the leaks stopped and the core is permanently sealed.

 

Commercial roofer, does high end big budget roofs and has to guarantee them for years.  But, yes, no movement.  Not sure there is really any difference in the product.  Meanwhile, tried and true 4200 is holding up fine at 3 yrs.   


In Topic: Re-bedding deck hardware

21 July 2016 - 10:43 AM

One of my partners is a commercial roofer and suggested we bed with butyl which he uses regularly.  We found it lost it's seal on pieces that flexed such as main traveler (uplift), stanchions (side force).  It was failing after 2 seasons.  We went back to 5200/4200 which seems to have a bit more stretch w/o losing it's seal.  


In Topic: Carbon Spin Pole Splice

19 July 2016 - 03:01 PM

Your looking for a carbon ferrule. Try https://www.rockwest...g-carbon-tubing

Too cool!  Thanks.  


In Topic: Heavy Duty Bilge Cleaner

27 June 2016 - 11:00 AM

diesel and a scrub brush first to loosen sludge, then Dawn Liquid.