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Old 06 February 2017, 11:49   #1
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Filling screw holes on deck

Hi all

Another question!

I have removed all the jockey seats - they were fixed with S/S self tappers - so that I can cover the desk with Permateek.

The question is - when I refix the seats the chances are they will be in slightly different positions but only by a few mm or cm.

Rather than trying to marry up the old holes (which would be tricky once the synthetic teak is down) I need to fill the old holes but with strong enough stuff that if a new screw position is close to an old, they will still hold.

I was thinking epoxy filler - would this be OK?

Image shows the colour I am going for - if you are interested! :-)

Thanks!

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Old 06 February 2017, 13:26   #2
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Get some hard wood dowel larger then the hole with a point to start coat in waterproof glue and hammer in they will be force fit and swell if they did get wet but cover with flowcoat to seal before laying floor
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What's the deck made of? Foam sandwich or wood?

If foam id epoxy filler, either off the shelf or epoxy resin mixed with Cabosil
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Ply with fibreglass
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Also use Sikaflex as well as screws to hold the seats in when you put them back.
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Hi all

Another question!

I have removed all the jockey seats - they were fixed with S/S self tappers - so that I can cover the desk with Permateek.

The question is - when I refix the seats the chances are they will be in slightly different positions but only by a few mm or cm.

Rather than trying to marry up the old holes (which would be tricky once the synthetic teak is down) I need to fill the old holes but with strong enough stuff that if a new screw position is close to an old, they will still hold.

I was thinking epoxy filler - would this be OK?

Image shows the colour I am going for - if you are interested! :-)

Thanks!

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Depending on how far you want to go & how good a job you want to do, you could bond some Big Heads on to the deck before you lay your permateak & bolt the seat pods down on a bed of Sika.
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https://gcpat.com/construction/en-my...ellseal-Mastic

You could use this
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Jeffs wood and grp or epoxy filler are both options
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If you're sure that the new seat screws are not going to marry up with the old holes, then you could just countersink the old holes and pop self tappers back into them. I wouldn't hammer in a dry dowel made from wood because it'll be end grain up and wood end grain is like a bunch of straws. I guess you could saturate them first in resin and put them in wet, it might help.
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