Repair of water side screw hole

Jerseyboy1946

Active Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2005
Messages
30
Likes
0
Points
0
#1
I have a waterside screw hole on the transom that needs filling/repair.
What material does anyone recommend ? It is under the swim platform above the waterline, should I use a screw with 5200 ?
Thanks
 

gw204

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 31, 2005
Messages
2,448
Likes
4
Points
38
Location
St. Leonard, MD
#4
Drill out slightly in order to get clean glass/wood, countersink outside edges of hole, paint inside of hole w/ unthickened epoxy (be sure to coat the entire surface of the wood and glass and do not allow to cure), fill hole w/ epoxy thickened w/ cabosil (inject with a small syringe), sand down once cured and gelcoat.
 

BobP

GreatGrady Captain
Joined
Apr 27, 2005
Messages
4,738
Likes
1
Points
36
Location
Long Island, NY
Grady White Model
Sailfish
#5
epoxy repair must be protected by gelcoat or paint, can't be exposed- weakens due to sunlight. Hence marine tex - to the rescue.
 

Jerseyboy1946

Active Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2005
Messages
30
Likes
0
Points
0
#6
I tend to lean towards the Marine-Tex, maybe with a gelcoat cover for looks. Want the hole in the transom to be filled with a marine grade product - Marine-tex seems to fit the repair very well
Thanks for all your advice.

:roll: