holes in bench seats

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by nightfly, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. nightfly

    nightfly I Love microskiff.com!

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    so i got all the rust off. the person at west marine talked me into FSR. it worked with several applications and some elbow grease. now i have 4 holes in the front bench and the rear bench from where the seats use to be. my question is how do i cover up those holes? i was thinking filling them with little bit of foam then 5200 on top.

    @ Ducknut
    before i put the transom plate on what should i use to cover up that hole/crack
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  2. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    As shown in the pic the area where the clamp went is smashed and the glass is cracked - the wood is rotten and turned to pudding. Really not a good idea to cover it up - replace it.

    Seat- is it possible for you to reach the underside of the the seat where the holes are?
     

  3. nightfly

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    I will replace that down the road... Sounds like a lot of work.

    Seat- cant access the underside
     
  4. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Don't take this the wrong way but I won't make a "plan B" recommendation as it would not be prudent and may not result in a safe fix.

    You could use 5200 if the holes are not very big. The best way would be to grind them into a bowl shape and fill with thickened epoxy and then sanding smooth.
     
  5. nightfly

    nightfly I Love microskiff.com!

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    I'm going to replace that section of the transom down the road.
    The areas around the crack are still solid( for now)
    The holes are relatively small probably 1/4 round. I'll try the 5200 for now if that doesn't do the job I will epoxy it

    Thanks for all your help