Reseal Rigging / Chain Plates

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richie30's picture
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Reseal Rigging / Chain Plates

I am resealing my deck hardware, in particular the top of the chain plates where the rigging goes through the deck, I purchased from Catalina direct some new hardware for the top side with a collar around it which holds more sealant. My question is should I be using 3M 4200 or 5200? Thanks so much, Rich


Richard & Joan Bain
PAZZO Hull#1670
1997 Catalina 36 MK11
Bayfield, Ontario

My Day Job Below

Sojourn's picture
Joined: 7/14/08
Posts: 158

Hi Rich,

Don't use either.  Use Butyl Tape.  3M's 4200 has  an issue, as reported by Practical Sailor, of breaking down.  5200 acts more like an adhesive.  Butyl tape is easy to work with and works,  I use it for all top side sealing.  By the way, I switched to the Catalina Direct covers they work.

Best regards,


Lou Bruska
1985 C-36 Mk-I TR #495
Eldean Shipyard
Lake Macatawa (Holland, MI) Lake Michigan

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