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Old 21 May 2010, 13:37   #1
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avon searider question

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whilst re-sealing my outboard mounting bolts on my searider transom i found some well disguised older mounting holes. these had been filled with some form of sealant and then painted over. i have removed the sealant and cleaned out the holes. the sealant has worked as the timber core is dry and rot free. so the question is, is it o.k to use sikaflex to re-seal these or should i use expoxy resin?


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Old 21 May 2010, 16:24   #2
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I know that Sikaflex is good, but if it was me, I would ensure the holes were completely clear of sealant and then use epoxy. I would be happy that it was a more permanent repair, but there again what is wrong with gaffa tape


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Old 21 May 2010, 16:33   #3
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I am doing minor transom service on my Bombard, will use wood plugs and epoxy. First will re drill the holes to get out all old stuff. Will use 2K epoxy primer on the "service area" before final coating. But guess SIKA 291 would be good enough.
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