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I am in the process of replacing my rub rails. After I got them off, I have hundreds of holes to fill before I put the new one on.
Can I just bevel them out and fill them with epoxy & filler? I''m using West System products. If so, Which filler would be correct. I want to avoid leaks, of course.
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I''d say a product called Marine Tex would do the trick. It come is a fast cure variety that may be your best choice.
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Yes - you can use Wests. Get some of the epoxy and hardener. Also get some 406 - a low density filler. You add it to the mixture and it will thicken it so that when you apply it vertically it won''t run.

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Thanks Storm. I just got in from beveling out one side...97 holes. The 406 is exactly what I was going to use. Should I inject some into the hole before a lay it on? Its a foam core boat but there is little or no foam where the deck meets the hull.I suppose I should check to see if the screws go all the way through the hull.
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OK. I am an idiot. I drilled a hole in my hull below the water line to install a new bilge pump. Ironic but true. I temp patched it with a screw and 5200. What is the best way to repair the 1/8 hole without pulling the 30' Morgan?
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Underwater curing epoxy is probably your best bet.
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Thanks Sailing Dog. I thought that might be it. Either that or do some diving.
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I am in the process of replacing my rub rails. After I got them off, I have hundreds of holes to fill before I put the new one on.
Can I just bevel them out and fill them with epoxy & filler? I''m using West System products. If so, Which filler would be correct. I want to avoid leaks, of course.
Thanks in advance to a great web site.

I'm fixing the same thing, with West Systems. Check out this post which describes it:
Some details of the problem

And here, which shows more of the near-finished project:
Some details of the repair

I'm almost done. I have the epoxy under painters tape (to prevent yellowing from UV/sunlight). Now I'm trying to decide what to cover it with.

PM me is you want to chat by phone. I'm not the greatest expert, but I can relate what I've learned/done.
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