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    any recommendations on how far below the face of the keel I should sink the bolt heads for my 15 foot Washington County peapod, built up stem and stern, 2" thick? Right now it's about 1/8".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Hafner View Post
    any recommendations on how far below the face of the keel I should sink the bolt heads for my 15 foot Washington County peapod, built up stem and stern, 2" thick? Right now it's about 1/8".
    I prefer plugs to any type of filler so I'd sink them deep enough to take a plug.

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    Default Re: covering bolt holes

    I guess that's what I'm asking; just not sure how far to go

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    Default Re: covering bolt holes

    What size bolt, what size head, is the bolt already in the hole, do you have the right size countersink, the right size plug cutter????

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    Default Re: covering bolt holes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Hafner View Post
    any recommendations on how far below the face of the keel I should sink the bolt heads for my 15 foot Washington County peapod, built up stem and stern, 2" thick? Right now it's about 1/8".
    Is she to have a keel band fitted?
    Ordinary marine filler should be OK under a keel band.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: covering bolt holes

    3/8” bolt, the head is trimmed on each side so it’s narrow enough for the faired width of 7/8”. No keel band

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    Photo?

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