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Old 21 June 2014, 12:14   #1
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Advice on repair to inflatable transom

Some advice please.
I have a small excel inflatable and when I was pulling it out of the water i ripped both my 125mm plastic transom wheels leaving small holes in the transom.
http://www.excel-inflatables.co.uk/b...t-125-pair.jpg
I now have a small launching trolley and want to repair and "fill" the holes as I will not be refitting the wheels.
Can anyone advise what would be the best filler to use for this small repair?
Thanks for any help
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Old 21 June 2014, 12:32   #2
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Assuming the transom is wooden, the best route would be to drill the holes so they are uniform and epoxy some dowel into them.
After, you can use an epoxy based paint to go over the top.
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The laziest way it to put bolts in the holes with something like 5200, assuming they go all the way thru. If they are just wood screws, you can fill them with epoxy or 5200. Depends on how important looks are to you.
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Thanks for advice. Now I am back home and have inflated and examined it properly it is not as bad as first thought as being a small inflatable they were wood screws and not bolts so did not go right through. Once cleaned up and evened out i will take your advice and use epoxy filler and then paint over.
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