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Stupid question but need to get it right:
I finally decided that the new hurdles created by adding a jackplate  flew in the face of the Keep-It-Simple-Stupid commitment I made when buying my 13' gheenoe for next to nothing. So now I've decided to just get rid of the BMS jackplate; my setup was most fun when it was kept simple. The trouble is, I want to make sure the little holes left in the transom from where the JP was bolted on are filled in correctly. So: just 5200, right? Nothing else? Just want to make sure I do it right.
 

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I would use an epoxy putty, like Superbond. If you are refering in 3M 5200, by "5500", then that will work for small holes.
 

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Use a material like silicone, 4200, or 5200. That is the advice I got from Custom Gheenoe. Reason is that it needs to expand and contract with the hull as it heats, cools and flexes. If you were to use a solid object like dowel it would develop a leak and you would get water intrusion.
 

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5200 will work just fine. you could get very technical with it, but the end result will be the same. You just want to keep the water out.
 

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I have always uses stainless bolts and nuts with fender washers and 5200 in hole and behind fender washers. Is this overkill??
 

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I have always uses stainless bolts and nuts with fender washers and 5200 in hole and behind fender washers.  Is this overkill??
There is no overkill with boats, Jimmy!

-T
 
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