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Old 13-02-2011, 18:11   #1
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Thru-Hull Repair

I have a couple of thru-hull fittings that I am looking at removing and I want to seal the hull back. What is suggested to use for the filler of thickness of the hull?
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I'd use glass cloth. Bevel the opening somewhat. Overlap the glass inside and out. If you ever bump something you can be sure it will be exactly on that old hole...
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Get the West Systems 'Fiberglass Boat Repair & Mantenance' manual #002-550. It's available online online at: WEST SYSTEM | Use Guides It covers how to patch holes in boats. You want to do this repair right as a patch failure would be embarassing. You'll need to grind the hull back quite a ways and taper into the puka, then relaminate back to the thickness of the hull and grind smooth.
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See example #8 here: http://www.epoxyworks.com/21/pdf/Ew21_practical.pdf
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Is the hull cored?
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