17-foot fibreglass hull back from a major refurb, including new transom etc. Need to re-attach all deck fittings and engine.
For deck fittings:
Was planning to over-drill, fill with epoxy, and re-drill. But then came across this very helpful article that relies almost exclusively on butyl tape (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...utyl-tape.html
The tape approach will save a lot of time, but some of the fixtures are screwed in rather than bolted on - so I'm wondering if I should bite the bullet and just go the epoxy route regardless. What do you all think?
For engine mounting:
The epoxy route (I think) would be needed since there's a lot more wood core to protect/seal. But I'm wondering if these epoxy 'hole liners' will be strong enough to handle the mounting bolts? Can we even consider the tape approach here? Obviously I haven't done this before : )
Please share your advice/insight!