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Filling bolt holes on steel deck
Sometime in the past, my boat had a teak deck laid over steel. The previous owner removed the teak as it wouldn't stay down.
Thing is, a good portion of plywood was left near the bow, held down with brass bolts. The wood was in bad shape, and had failed in places allowing water to sit under it.
I removed the wood and was left with the bolts. The bolts mostly broke off when I tried to remove them, so I ended up cutting them off with a grinder. I will probably drill out the remaining brass as I am not sure if that would be a good permanent plug.
My question is, what should I fill the holes with? I am thinking epoxy. I just filled a few with epoxy putty and it seems to work well. Is this a good long term solution? The holes would then be sanded down, then primed and painted.
Sailing the Bay Of Quinte
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