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I have finished sanding the deck of my boat, now need to fill all of those screw/bolt holes. I am guessing marine bondo will not provide the strength required. As I took off an old toe rail and rub rail there are about 140 holes to fill!

My question is, can I use regular hardener? I understand I should use a syringe to fill the hole, but it seems that the regular hardener only has a pot life of about 10 minutes. I would be mixing up many, many small batches.

Also, if I used regular cure hardener, don't the syringes get jammed solid pretty quick?

I keep reading about people filling holes like these, but no specific steps outlining it. All help appreciated, especially since I just spent the entire weekend sanding down the deck some more and would like to move on to something else for a change of pace for a day or so.
 

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will not be reusing the holes , and even better I have a Shark 24, so there is no wood in the core of the deck! I am just trying to find a quick way of filling all these holes. It seems that mixing up little batches and using a syrnge would take quite a while. Yes, I know, there are no shortcuts when rebuilding a boat, but I was just hoping for a shortcut this one time!
 

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Finally, a shortcut!

Tape up the bottom of each hole, then mix up a larger batch of thickened epoxy using a slow hardener and get an empty caulking tube (west systems sells these) and fill it with the thickened epoxy, and go fill all the holes.
Yahoo! That will save me hours upon hours of work! Thanks!
 
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