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Jim McC

How to fill a 1/4" hole in aluminum transom ?

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I just bought a 12' aluminum V-hull, and am replacing the wood on transom. The piece on outside was too large, so part of the wood was under water. The new piece of plywood I cut was shorter, so it won't be under water anymore. But now I have 2 holes to fill, slightly larger than 1/4". How can I fill them so they won't leak? They are about 3" above the bottom of boat on transom. Thanks.

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More than one way to skin that cat.  Nut, bolt and washers on each side all doused in silicone caulk will do it.  Other people will do it other ways.

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Thanks guys. If I use the rubber washers, would I still need to use silicone?

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You can get a little of this http://www.a1components.com/itemdisplayn.aspx?item=10493

and  http://www.drillspot.com/products/460346/Battalion_1XNB2_Ribbed_Neck_Bolts_and_Nuts

put the tape on both side of the bolt with a locktite nut liek what NJpaulc said.

you can get the tape at HD, Lowe or local hardware store.  I can even send you some if you want for FREE

good luck

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