I collect my new boat from Cape Town
shortly and have a load of gear
that needs attaching to my boat such as horseshoe buoy, storage
handle holders, Para-Anchor attachment plates, etc.
The boat has a balsa core
and I have been reading some of the horror stories about water
ingress and wondered how you guys attach this stuff to balsa cored boats?
On the through hull
bolted stuff I understand about drilling the hole, removing the balsa core
for 3mm (1/8") or so and epoxying to seal the core but what about minor bits and pieces where it’s easiest to just use a self tapping screw? I read this which was useful http://www.yachtsurvey.com/hardware_attachments.htm
What can you recommend as the best fixing method?