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So I've got everything drilled out, routed out, filled with epoxy, ready for re-drilling and actually attaching the plug.
I emailed Aqua-Signal on how they would do it, and got this reply:
"I would use a sealant like a 3M 5200 for the screw holes only. This is only to protect your deck from water intrusion/absorption."
Well I'm loath to use 5200 anywhere on my boat, that stuff is horrendous. I'm not happy at relying on that rubber gasket though - it would effectively prevent water from migrating through the main wire hole, but what about wicking down the screws themselves? If I through-bolt, that water would get into the cabin, and if I just screw in, I don't know if I'll put enough pressure on the gasket. Or do you think through-bolting would press rubber against the screw enough to prevent water entry?