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Closing up through hull holes

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When I first got my boat I thought I’ll keep it original so I replaced the live well pumps that have a through hull connection. When my grandsons where small I’d cast net some pogies and we’d bait fish. Use the pumps to fill the live wells. Now my grandsons are grown and and my boat is now a fly fishing boat
So in my mind holes in the hull are something that can go bad
So I’d like to seal them up. Their are about an inch in diameter and I know this is going to be a pain
I have some 1708 and crappy sealer
I really don’t want to do fiberglass, I’m not good at it. Is there anything I can use to seal these holes
Thanks
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I’m going to take a picture. But what kind off epoxy? Plug it with glass pour epoxy over on the inside. Put a couple of sheets of 1708 wet on the outside then cover the outside with JB Marine or Marine Tex. ??????
That would work. A heat gun will make the epoxy level out but you would have to make sure your big fat flats boat is level . Use masking tape and a sheetrock mud or putty spreader to level the hole underneath. Marine Tex will stay.
 

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The brass levers just allows water to go to a specific live well. They don't turn off the flow. I may just cut the power to the pumps till I get around to taking them out. That takes me to another problem. Do I install a new switch panel?
You can leave the switches for the pumps and coil up a pigtail and label it so later on you can use the switch for another accessory if you decide to add something.
 
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