Brian Allgood wrote:
I have had to move several pieces of equipment that were screwed to the
bottom of my engine compartment in my fiberglass boat.....I am concerned
about leaving the holes left by the screws.....What do you recommend to
seal these holes and help stop water from getting into the wood floor.
If there is any kind of wood (planks, ply, fiberboard, balsa, etc.)
between the engine compartment floor and the hull exterior, we would
recommend that you pour/inject into the holes some of our Clear
Penetrating Epoxy Sealer (CPES). This will saturate the wood with epoxy
and discourage any rot possibilities. Pour as much in as the wood will
accept. You'll have to give it a couple of weeks to cure out in such an
enclosed environment. The CPES is available in 2 formulas, one that
cures down to 50 degrees and another that cures down to 32 degrees. It's
hard to tell how much you might need. It all depends on how much the
wood accepts. Two pints should be enough, unless the wood is very
porous. Two pints sell for $23-24 dollars depending on the formula.
Following this, we'd recommend you use our Fill-It Epoxy putty and force
as much of it into the holes as they will take. If you have used the
CPES, the putty will bond molecularly with the CPES and have a
very strong fill. Before using the putty, make sure that the edges of
the holes are clean and free of oil or grease. We sell 12 oz. of the
Fill-It putty for about $18.00. Very nice stuff -- easy to work with.
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