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Westerbeke Oil Pan leak

Here is my problem .... I recently discovered that the oil pan on my Westerbeke 27A is leaking. The leak is at the forward port side of the pan. I think it was caused by the raw water intake hose rubbing on the pan and salt water seeping out of the hose onto the pan, and over time, causing the pan to leak oil.

So far I have drained and vaccumed the remaining oil from the pan, removed the raw water intake hose. and generally cleaned up the bilge and the pan. The good news is that 1) I can reach the pan where it is leaking
2) The pan slopes to the rear from the leak, 3) I think? all 17 pan bolts can be reached without removing the engine.

My question is, do you think, if I were to clean and sand the area of the leak 3 or 4 times and then use JB Weld on the area and maybe 3M 5200 after the JB Weld sets up, do you think it would work?

I know-I know, this is a Redneck Fix, but the alternative is to throw a whole bunch of money into it and hire it done with a new pan etc. etc.
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