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another fiberglass repair question
I need to move an existing stanchion base on my Cape Dory to add a gate. That will leave 4 each 1/4 inch holes in the solid fiberlass deck. I know that serious repairs require a 1/12 taper, epoxy, fiberglass matt, etc. However in this case, is it safe to almost fill the hole with a resin (vinyl or polyester, non wax and non-epoxy as I heard gelcoat wont stick) and when dry, slightly overfill with a tinted gel-coat layer and then carefully scrape/sand/ polish?? Will it crack and fall out in a short time?? I want to do it right but dont want to do more than necessary.