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    2 part marine epoxy to waterproof windlass holes?

    Great choice with the West System 650 for this project and future projects. As a gentle reminder, below is a link to West System's guidance for surface preparation. Please note that cured epoxy can result in an amine blush on the epoxy surface which must be removed to permit subsequent bonding...
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    2 part marine epoxy to waterproof windlass holes?

    I just read the specs on the Bondo fiberglass resin link you included from Lowe's. It's fascinating that it says it is 100% waterproof because.... it's not. Sometimes you just gotta pick your guru and go with the advice for your project. Thanks!
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    2 part marine epoxy to waterproof windlass holes?

    Yes, that is the gorilla glue epoxy that can work. If you have not worked with epoxy before bear in mind this has a five minute working time and it will become viscous and kick pretty quickly. To thin it I suggested denatured alcohol at no more than 20% by volume. Again, you should plan to work...
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    2 part marine epoxy to waterproof windlass holes?

    I understand your frustration; West System is not inexpensive to invest in. If you were located near me I would gladly dispense a pump each of the resin and hardener in two small containers so you could get your job done. Some practitioners will thin epoxy, after mixing the resin and hardener...
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    2 part marine epoxy to waterproof windlass holes?

    For sealing exposed wood I recommend you use an epoxy that is less viscous. I am not familiar with this Loctite epoxy; I imagine it is a good product in general although it may behave more like a paste and not penetrate and seal the wood fibers as well as a liquid epoxy. Thanks!
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    Deck Mounting Area 2320

    The process is relatively simple and requires some knowledge of epoxy preparation and application. I suggest you search Google and YouTube for West System Fastener Bonding to learn more. Thanks!
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    Deck Mounting Area 2320

    I recommend you consider epoxy bonding your machine screw fasteners into the deck. This advanced technique allows you to fasten deck hardware without access to the underside and can be strong and preserves the watertight integrity of the deck substrate. Does the manufacturer of your scuba rack...
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    Tim Dolan

    I have twin 200 HPDI's. One was smoking excessively. I removed and cleaned the O2 sensor which helped. I also checked the adustment on the oil pump linkage which needed to be corrected. I am not familiar with your 225 engine and presume it has similar features which I suggest you investigate...
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    replace cleat holes with pop up cleats?

    Final steps to this project: I drilled 9/16" and 1 1/8" holes in the washboard to locate the new cleat. The cleat is centered a little forward of the original cleat to avoid interference with the frame below. I chamfered the tops of the holes and then sealed each hole with epoxy. After masking...
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    replace cleat holes with pop up cleats?

    I prepped the underside of the washboard for the new backing plate with some coarse sandpaper. I then epoxied the Coosa backing plate in place with System Three Gel Magic structural epoxy. I am impressed with how simple it is to use this epoxy product and how strong it is. At the same time I...
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    replace cleat holes with pop up cleats?

    I fashioned new backing plates out of 1/2" Coosa board leftover from another project. I made two in case I add another cleat in the future. These are longer than the original backing plate. I resin coated with epoxy before installing and added some fiberglass tape on the bottom to help take the...
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    replace cleat holes with pop up cleats?

    Cleat fasteners were 5/16" machine screws and they came out easily. The cleat appeared to be bedded in something like butyl rubber which was still slightly tacky. The backing plate underneath was harder to remove; probably bedded in an adhesive. It's a 1/4" thick and just big enough to meet the...
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    replace cleat holes with pop up cleats?

    To remove the existing cleat I had to gain access to the bottom of the washboard by removing the liner trim piece which fashions the forward end of the stbd side under-rail rod holders. 3 screws go into the frame forward of the trim piece and 3 machine screws fasten this trim piece to the...
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    replace cleat holes with pop up cleats?

    I chose a Gemlux 8" cutting edge widebase pull-up cleat for my new stbd midship cleat. This should allow me to cover the existing fastener holes in the washboard for the cleat I am removing once I plug the holes with composite. Thanks!
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    Outboard Motor Flushing Bags

    I agree. I just serviced the water pump on a 2006 F115, (not on a Parker), and ran the engine to make sure the new pump is happy. I remove the prop, 1 1/16" wrench, and then fill the tub and run the engine as needed. I can also run it in gear and higher revs to open the thermostats since the...
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