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cam cleat replacement; again

I needed to replace some cam cleats so I bought medium size replacements for my just purchased J-22. They looked too small so I sent them back and got the large size. They are too big; holes don't line up. Can I drill another hole and use these larger ones? Is there such a thing as too big cam cleats? These cleats are on the sliding companionway cover and the new cleat will cover the old hole. I don't want to send them back and get the medium again, mainly due to cost of shipping; but also, a bit embarrassed. It's gotten personal.

Thanks for any advice in advance.
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Re: cam cleat replacement; again

I would epoxy the unused hole closed, not just install over it.

If the cabin top is cored, you should pot the new hole as well.

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Re: cam cleat replacement; again

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I would epoxy the unused hole closed, not just install over it.

If the cabin top is cored, you should pot the new hole as well.

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More about filling the unused holes with epoxy here EPOXYWORKS
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