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Small hole repair in hull.

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Small hole repair in hull.

Post by Tmalko » Mon May 03, 2021 8:38 am

What is the best approach to repair a 7/16 inch hole in the bottom hull ? A bung from the underside with some 5200? Do you need a top plate or 2”x2” cover on the bilge side? I’m sure this has been asked before but could not find it in the search option. The boat is a 1957 CC 27’ Sedan with a wood hull. Thank you.

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Re: Small hole repair in hull.

Post by maritimeclassics » Tue May 04, 2021 7:36 am

Drill it out to make sure you have clean wood on the edges of the hole. Make a plug out of some mahogany and epoxy it in. Fair it out and prime and paint.
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Re: Small hole repair in hull.

Post by Tmalko » Tue May 04, 2021 10:24 am

Thanks for the response. What type of epoxy do you suggest?

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Re: Small hole repair in hull.

Post by maritimeclassics » Wed May 05, 2021 7:49 am

I use West System epoxy.
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Owner of Maritime Classics
http://www.maritimeclassics.com
Ph# 231-486-6148

Restoration Projects:
1936 25' Gar Wood Custom
1947 Ventnor Hydroplane
1957 17' Deluxe Runabout
1948 25' Chris Craft Sportsman Twin
1959 19' Sliver Arrow Hull #75
1929 26' Chris Craft Custom Runabout
1937 25' Chris Craft Custom Runabout

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Re: Small hole repair in hull.

Post by Tmalko » Wed May 05, 2021 2:32 pm

Thank you. Appreciate the quick response!

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