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Other than not drilling at all, the lesson learned is to use a drill stop on the bit set to the max allowable depth of the hole.
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It takes a big man to admit his mistakes on this forum:-)) I like the plunger idea, it might keep it dry enough to grind a bit away on the inside and then apply some West and cloth. Then when you haul you can do a proper repair from outside. Keep us posted.
Truer words were never spoken.

Quinn, I drilled THIRTY holes through the hull of my old powerboat, despite measuring and thinking that they weren't too long. I refuse to take a drill anywhere near the waterline of my sailboat.

Took an entire can of Kitty Hair to fix it.
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