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Old 22 April 2006, 12:14   #1
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Holes in Transom

I am cleaning up the transom(inside) in prep for a paint job, but I have quite a few holes ranging from old outboard mount holes down to small screw holes. Using a dremmel to clean in bore of hole, but I would like to now what the best method of filling these holes are:
1. Resin\Fibre Glass Filler
2. Sikaflex
3. Silicone
4. Some other gunge....!

Can anyone tell me the best stuff to use. These holes need to be permenantly filled prior to painting

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Cut up a bit of CSM into wee pieces and shred them with your fingers. Mix up some resin and catalyst and stir in the glass fibre until you feel it will be difficult to get more to mix in. Stuff it into the holes. Give it a good splodging to drive out the air bubbles. Sand smooth when hardened.
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Old 22 April 2006, 14:04   #3
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Cut up a bit of CSM into wee pieces and shred them with your fingers. Mix up some resin and catalyst and stir in the glass fibre until you feel it will be difficult to get more to mix in. Stuff it into the holes. Give it a good splodging to drive out the air bubbles. Sand smooth when hardened.
Sounds ideal
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Old 22 April 2006, 14:22   #4
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Thats exactly what we did but before we filled them we used a chemical that draws moisture out over 24 hours then sanded and filled them. I am going over to the garage today so I'll find out what it's called. It's supposed to fix dry rot I think. Nice to know it's completely dry in there before filling.
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