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bedding hardware on 272

Jan 9, 2014
39
oday 272 le westport, ma
I'm rebedding my stanchions and cleats etc. there is a rubber gasket under half the tubes; can I eliminate and use boat life to make gasket or should i get some neoprene and replace? it's on a 272 and don't think ever done.
thanks

Paul
 
Mar 20, 2012
3,983
Cal 34-III, MacGregor 25 Salem, Oregon
it makes no difference the model of the boat...

the rubber gaskets will harden in time.

and rather than boatlife caulk, I would highly suggest using 3M 4000uv.. its uv stabile and ive used it a LOT with 100% satisfaction.
others have had excellent luck bedding stanchions and other hardware with butyl tape, but as i havent used it for bedding a deck fitting yet, i can only pass on what ive heard but no personal experience. check it out... but i wouldnt use the rubber gasket.
 
Jan 9, 2014
39
oday 272 le westport, ma
it makes no difference the model of the boat...

the rubber gaskets will harden in time.

and rather than boatlife caulk, I would highly suggest using 3M 4000uv.. its uv stabile and ive used it a LOT with 100% satisfaction.
others have had excellent luck bedding stanchions and other hardware with butyl tape, but as i havent used it for bedding a deck fitting yet, i can only pass on what ive heard but no personal experience. check it out... but i wouldnt use the rubber gasket.
thanks for getting back to me. I'll go with the 3m
Paul
 
Jan 27, 2008
2,989
ODay 35 Beaufort, NC
Get Butyl tape for this! Do it right and you'll only have to do it once. Countersink all the screw holes. See Maine Sails website for instructions and buy the tape from him.
 
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Apr 2, 2014
33
Hunter 29.5 Long Beach, MS
Amen on the Butyl tape. It's been used for years and it will be as good when the deck fittings are removed as it was when they were installed.
 
Jan 7, 2011
2,643
Oday 322 East Chicago, IN
Yep…remove the old rubber gasket, clean the area under the hardware, and use butyl tape.

get the stuff from Maine Sail…I tried some of the Amazon stuff…not as good. And watch his video for application tips.

I am making my way around my O’Day 322 stanchions and deck hardware (mostly when stuff leaks).

Greg