Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
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Jos, I'm rebedding one of my tracks right now. At the risk of being chastized by others, I'll admit that I'm not potting all the holes. All 25 bolt holes are through core, so in a perfect world I'd be potting them, and was prepared to do so. But as things stand, I'm doing maybe 14 or 15 of them. Why? Access, or lack thereof. Most of the holes had fairly eaxy access after removing various interior chases, and whatnot, but the last 10 or so have a 1inch access hole in the fiberglass liner in the boat, and I have found that fiddling around with getting tape up in there to allow me to pour epoxy is just too too difficult.
So I'll just chamfer those holes and figure that the O ring effect and the butyl will continue to keep them dry. As far as the potted holes, I just do them like an assembly line, doing the same operation on all holes before going on to the next step: drill out all holes 1/16" larger, grind out balsa with nifty high speed metal grinder on cordless Dremel, clean out all holes with vacuum, tape all, then pot with thickened epoxy.
2000 Beneteau 331
Northern Chesapeake Bay
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy ~ Steven Wright