Sunday, October 9, 2022

Removing Butyl Tape: Suggestions?

Gardens' CB case leaks a fair bit when sailing to windward. The case has three parts: the main trunk; a 'box' (housing the CB uphaul rigging); and a 'cap.' I used butyl tape to seal the joint between the box and the trunk. The leak is between the box and the trunk, particularly at the aft end of the trunk (in the foreground of the photo).

Any ideas on cleaning up the (apparently) 'damaged' tape?

Any suggestions for improving the seal between then box and the trunk?