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If you removed all the moist core it should work. But if not the moisture left will cause rot and with freezing cause delamination as well. By using epoxy in the holes you drilled any future repair becomes much tougher to accomplish.

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There really isn't anything left to rot in there as the entire core was totally rotted. After sitting with a 2 foot section cut out at the mast step for the winter it was fairly dry (after the -50 weather we had this winter it was freeze dried). My hope is that there is enough fiberglass in there that is bridging the inner and outer skin that it will keep for years to come. If it does fail it will mean removing the whole deck but repairing it properly would have meant that anyway. Here's hoping.
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After 2 years of heavy sailing my solution has been holding up well so for someone who doesn't want to replace an entire cabin deck this may be an ok solution.
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