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Old 16 September 2008, 05:41   #1
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transom holes!

Just about to remove an old aux outboard bracket from transom! 4 bolt holes, 2 above an two below waterline.....

looking for some tips to fill the holes! thinking i probably need more than just filler, grp behind gelcoat on outside. not sure how many layers to put inside on transom or if its required.

any advice please.
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The way I've always done it:-

Cut a length of dowel half inch shorter than the thickness of the transom, and a bit smaller in diameter.

Coat it well with epoxy, shove it in and leave to cure.

Finish off the ends with filler.

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You may want to take a small brush and throroughly coat the inside of the hole with epoxy before inserting any filler, just to make sure you get a good seal on the interior transom surfaces. Too much epoxy is much better than not enough. Wipe away excess before curing or sand/grind it off after.

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Thanks guys. Manufacturer given me some resinish based filler and gel to dump in the holes! All I got to do now is get the silkaflexed bolts out the transom
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you need to taper the holes for the filler to work! greater surface area gives the best chance for the filler not to fall out, shrinkage etc!
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you need to taper the holes for the filler to work! greater surface area gives the best chance for the filler not to fall out, shrinkage etc!
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