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
1997 Catalina 36 MK11
My Day Job Below
Definitely not 5200. One would only use that if you never intended to take it apart.
And rather than a caulk product, I highly recommend butyl tape. It's so easy to work with and does a fantastic job for years, remaining flexible and sticky. Also, when a job does eventually need to be re-done, it's so easy to remove the old butyl tape, unlike a caulk product.
I am glad you got the upgraded plates from CD. Our boat has them installed all around, also, and I am pleased with them.
Dale and Nikki
1998 C36 mkII SR hailing from Poulsbo, WA
1989 C25 TR/WK