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Rebedding or repair of deck block
Hi all, Fairly new boat owner and a 28yr plus boat. While sailing a week ago a deck mounted block located on the gunnel area of the cockpit that guides the genoa line before wrapping the winch lifted and pulled loose from the deck. The deck in this area is solid glass (no core), however, the force bent the ss screws over at right angles and tore 2 of the holes in the glass pretty good. The block has been removed by cutting the screws and I am trying to decide how to proceed. The glass underneath the block in crazed but the main problem is the "large hole" from the pull up. Does this area need to be reglassed by a professional or would martex, 5200, or 4200 do the job? I have already removed the block on the other side to prevent the same thing in the future. On this side all I did was clean it really well, lightly sand, added 4200 to the surface, and as a strenghened factor bolted a piece of white marine plastic on the underside. Would this same approach work for the side in bad shape? It is not level at this time, I am just not sure of the best way. Thanks for input.