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Old 25 April 2012, 12:51   #1
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Transom repair

Hi anyone know of a good way to repair some exposed bolt holes on a wooden transom I don't want water damaging the wood any ideas out there is helpful
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Old 25 April 2012, 13:35   #2
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When recently relocating the Elephants trunk on my RIB I used a Fibreglass filler then Epoxy over the top.

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Where the Twin outboards were mounted I also had to fill the holes from them. Of course I used the cutout from the new elephants trunk to bung the hole and just sealed round the edges with the filler. If its minor holes and not so extreme like this Sikaflex is very good to seal them.
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Old 25 April 2012, 15:26   #3
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Thanks sounds like a good idea. Do you think I would be able to use fiber glass resin jelly in the holes??
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Cant see why not as long as the hole is sealed fully. If possible post up some pictures to give us an idea of the hole size / location.
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Wooden dowels just shorter than the thickness of the transom and soaked in epoxy resin hammered in. When set thicken epoxy and fill remaining hole.

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Here are the holes I recently relocated my fuel filter, is there a marine type of glue I can use
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When you suggest epoxy are you talking about the 5nmin epoxy the one in the clear tube
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Any epoxy should do. Epoxy is better than polystyrene resin as it bonds better to various substrates. With holes that small I'd just fill them with thickened epoxy resin.
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