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Re: Sealing through hulls in balsa cored boat
liveitwell, grind out your 12:1 the best you can with the room you have. If you want you can even sand down that stringer (just enough to get the paint off) and put a piece of cloth that overlaps that. Basically, the 12:1 is best case senerio. I only had a 6" diameter area to work with a hole that was 3/4"-1" thick, so my bevel turned out to be 6:1 roughly. 4 years and countless waves, and it doesn't leak a drop. I just beveled it from the inside.
I understand what the book says and why it says it, but sometimes you have to do the best you can w/ what you got.
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