Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Jamestown, RI
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Replacing Head on '86 pearson 36-2
I had the same problem on my boat. When I rebuilt the head, I left it out for several days to let the wood dry out as best I could. I then injected some penetrating epoxy to stiffen up the rot. When that hardened, I filled the holes with epoxy, let it cure, and then re-drilled and reinstalled the head with the original lag bolts. This way it is now secured into epoxy, rather than wood, as this is almost certainly a wet area.