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Old 02 December 2015, 11:43   #1
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re-fitting grab handles

Sorry guys not relating to my RIB but hope you can help with an Orkney Dory I am doing up.

I removed the side railings as they were rusty and I wanted to clean up and re-bed them down with new A4 hardware.

There is a wooden batten under the fibreglass which you screw into and some of the screws were oversized where they've previously pulled out and someones been lazy and just put longer/larger screws in. I want to fill this before re-drilling and bedding down on Sikaflex.

My question is what should I use to fill the holes? I have gelcoat filler, JB weld epoxy, wood glue and silkaflex in my box 'o bits?

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Old 02 December 2015, 12:51   #2
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I would use wood plugs Matt force fit with waterproof wood glue and hammered in you might need to drill out any rotten wood you can buy plugs from chandlers.that way you can use same site to re-fix in the same position.

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Thanks Jeff, need to check and see if any of its rotten out but plugs sound like a good idea
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Ive just had it pointed out that i've used the words "but" and "plugs" next to each other!
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Funny that. Try and get the same wood if you can so they react the same with the hand rail a good bed of sealer marine flex is very good same as sika but cheaper, glue wise I have used gorilla glue you damp one side then it goes off and swells with a tight dowel it will be as good as new.

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