03-23-2010, 11:12 PM
While refastening my 1968 Chris Craft - lapstrake bottom - I missed a handlful of frames below the waterline. The only goop I had on hand was 5200 so I forced some in the countersunk pilot hole thinking it was better then only using epoxy because it would be a little more flexible and bond with the wood better. Now I am thinking this was a bad idea and am considering drilling out the 5200 and driving a tapered plug dipped in thickened epoxy. Question...should I just leave the holes filled with 5200 or should I clean it out and fill with either thickened epoxy or the tapered plug with thickened epoxy technique?