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Cpt Quint posted 05-09-2002 10:25 AM ET (US)   Profile for Cpt Quint   Send Email to Cpt Quint  
Took my reversable cooler seat off my 16 classic center console and wow I had about 20 poorly caluked holes in the deck where prevoius mounts had been. Cleaned them all out (some I could stick my thumb in). Most were inside the embedded wood areas. I filled them up with foam and covered with marine tex.
I am going to remount the seat correctly using wood plates to drill into floor(where embedded wood is) and them mount the seat to this.
I wanted to cut 2 fibercloth stips about 6 inches wide by 14 inches long and simply laminate them, atop of these old areas to further cover(all the old holes just repaired) and strengthen the new mounting area. Should i use a polyester fiberglass resin or can i get away using the epoxy resin (west S)which i have a good supply of.
{also, should I use a glue or something on the screws when mounting new bracket to deck}
FYI, even the holes the size of my thumb were only damp after years of me washing the deck off with a 5 gallon bucket of water (doushe style) and in on case I cut scraped the exterior foam to get a good piece to seal to and the foan was factory white as if it had been poured yday and dry as a bone. I was suprised it was in such good shape and no deck delamintation had even occured in this area.Its probably been an open hole for 15 years.
OutrageMan posted 05-09-2002 11:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
Epoxy resin is actually a better choice than polyester. Use it with confidence.

For the screws, 3M 5200 is a great bedding compund.


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