The Boating Forum - Transom screw holes?
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Mako 241, never had bottom paint, a host of screw holes in the transom from years of adding on sounders, paddle wheels etc... Do I clean up the holes and replace with fresh screws bedded in 101 or 5200, or... go the mile with west system filler? Your comments are appreciated.
04-27-2004, 11:46 AM
Are you replacing units but using exisiting hole. If so, cleanout the holes, and mix up a batch of epoxy resin. Take a small "Q" tip of sorts and coat the wood core inside the holes. Re mount the senders and use 4200 quick cure for sealing up the holes. If you are just plugging up exisiting holes that will not be used anymore. I suggest filling with epoxy resin and gel coat patch for cosmetics.
Mostly filling holes. Having re-read what I wrote, there are half-ass ways of doing things and plugging a screw hole with a screw is definitely a half-ass way of doing things. Thanks.