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Another spring project... Help Please.

OK... I get it. The projects never really end.

In light of that I've pulled down the poorly fitted bimini and dodger. And will be taking off the mounting hardware. How should I fill all the little screw holes left behind. Should I drill them out and fill with epoxy? Or what?

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the short answer is yes. The long one involves the process of checking for water damage, removing it if there is any, reaming the holes, and filling them (with thickened epoxy). I'd run down to a book store and take a look at casey's boat books to see how he does it.
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I'd check to make sure whether the core is dry there. If it is, then just drill and fill with thickened epoxy. If not, then you've got some work ahead of you. Either Nigel Calder or Don Casey's books will be a good resource for this.

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Get the big casey book that is a compilation of the 5 or 6 core books he has published. the big book is a better printing and uses blue for parts of the illustrations, making it much easier to read than some of the other printings.
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That would be Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual.

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