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Filling holes in the deck

I removed the wooden boomkin from my boat and am going to replace it with a stainless boomkin that mounts in a different place. The old holes (3/4") that go throught the deck need to be filled and faired. I guess I need to chamfer the holes from both sides and then fill with a product good for the purpose.

Would anybody care to confirm this procedure and make suggestiond for the filler? There are hundreds of "fillers" out there and I want this to be permanant.
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Use a paste mix of West System epoxy and collodial silica filler. Tape the bottom of the holes, fill from the top, to a level just below the deck. Overfill the top of the holes with a matching gelcoat, trim, wetsand, compound and polish.
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SF has it pretty well said...except if you use West System epoxy, you'll have to clean off the amine blush before applying the gelcoat... if you use MAS epoxies you won't.
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When are we going to see some photos of your "new" Westsail?
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GBurton,

I'm looking forward to seeing the photos.

If you want to be rid of the boomkin altogether, I recall Bill Crealock once commenting that doing so is perfectly acceptable. If you plan to fit a windvane, getting rid of the boomkin would make things much easier -- I would think.
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OK I uploaded some pictures of the boat as I found her and then when she arrived where we live after her 1200 mile trip from Tucson AZ.

There is work to be done of course, but she is 85% complete.

The pictures are in my member gallery...

http://www.sailnet.com/photogallery/.../ppuser/139447
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OK I uploaded some pictures of the boat as I found her and then when she arrived where we live after her 1200 mile trip from Tucson AZ.

There is work to be done of course, but she is 85% complete.

The pictures are in my member gallery...

http://www.sailnet.com/photogallery/.../ppuser/139447
Nice looking boat. wtf was that boat doing in tucson? waiting for the big one??
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GBurton,

Wow! Very nice, and good for you! Please keep us posted with more info and photos as you go along.

P.S. I bet a lot of folks who are interested will not see these photos because of the title of this thread. Might I suggest posting a new thread in "Buying a Boat" when you have a chance, maybe call the thread something like "Westsail 32 Time Capsule"? You could keep the thread going with updates as you progress. (As if you don't have enough to do already!)
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Filling holes in the deck

...Oops. Sorry. I saw this thread titled "Filling holes..." right after the thread about "Sex on the boat" and thought it was something similar.
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