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    1971 MAKO 19

    WHERE BOW RAIL MOUNTS TO FIBERGLASS THE SCREW HOLES ARE LOOSE AND OVERSIZED.

    FIBERGLASS SEEMS TO BE SOUND JUST BEAT OVERSIZED.

    19' IS closed UNDER RAIL MOUNTS SO REPAIR IS FROM TOP ONLY.

    ANY IDEAS FOR STRONG REPAIR?
    Tommy L[br]1971 MAKO 19\'[br]1998 evinrude 150

  • #2
    Welcome to the board, but please turn off the caps. You come off as if you're shouting.

    Here's what should work: You may have to remove the whole rail if it doesn't flex enough to get at the screw holes as-is where-is.

    Drill the holes even farther oversize (Bobby should chime in and say how large). Fill the hole with your choice of epoxy (West System or equivalent, Marine Tex, etc). This will seal the surrounding wood much better than if you simply shoot some 5200 into the hole. Predrill the epoxy plug for the screw, and reattach.

    You shouldn't have to bungle up the surrounding fiberglass so much that you need to touch up the paint, as it will be covered with the rail mount anyways. []
    \'72 Mako 17, Suzuki 140 FOR SALE[br]\'74 Mako 19B Project FOR SALE[br]Seabird 21 Project FOR SALE[br]San Juan 28 sailboat [br]Wake, VA[br][IMG]

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    • #3
      as mubiks said. drill the holes oversized. then you want to use epoxy thickened up with cabosil or the like. paint the hole with pure epoxy first, then add the filler and fill the hole. sometimes with holes that go through and through you can't get on the back side to put anything to stop it from running through so you want to make the epoxy/filler mixture about the consistency of peanut butter. put it in a syringe and start filling from the bottom up to make sure you get a good fill with no air pockets. if the holes do go all the way through you may want to seal the bottom 'from the top' the completely fill it when that cures.
      Grant[br]87 21b 97 Suzuki DT200[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23633[br]New Orleans, LA[br][email protected]

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      • #4
        thanks for the info sounds easier than expected. I was ready for a bigger job.
        Tommy L[br]1971 MAKO 19\'[br]1998 evinrude 150

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