Boating Tips: How to Plug Old Screw Holes Below the Waterline in a Boat

If you have screw holes below the waterline in a boat, it's important to plug them up in such a way that you can be confident water won't get by. In this Boating Tips video, Senior Editor Lenny Rudow shows us a quick and easy way to plug these holes. For more boat maintenance tips and tricks, be sure to watch our Maintenance Tips: DIY Boat Repair, Updates, and Improvements playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsiC-0C78AkHQiG3YQSlbL1rcWYMGjrGJ Also watch Backyard Fiberglass Repair: Laminating Plywood to Fiberglass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYDQbOF4GhU&index=3&list=PLsiC-0C78AkHQiG3YQSlbL1rcWYMGjrGJ Subscribe to our boats.com channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/boatsdotcom For more boating videos, visit http://www.boats.com. boats.com features boat reviews, how-to videos, special features, and information about new boats, boats for sale, and boating products—usually with a dash of fun. Our reviewers test the features, performance, and specifications of each boat, searching out the hidden details for a critical evaluation. If you're shopping for a boat, we want to help you make the best choice. And if you're just looking, we'll try to make it fun too. Subscribe to receive notification of new videos.

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If you have screw holes below the waterline in a boat, it's important to plug them up in such a way that you can be confident water won't get by. In this Boating Tips video, Senior Editor Lenny Rudow shows us a quick and easy way to plug these holes. For more boat maintenance tips and tricks, be sure to watch our Maintenance Tips: DIY Boat Repair, Updates, and Improvements playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsiC-0C78AkHQiG3YQSlbL1rcWYMGjrGJ Also watch Backyard Fiberglass Repair: Laminating Plywood to Fiberglass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYDQbOF4GhU&index=3&list=PLsiC-0C78AkHQiG3YQSlbL1rcWYMGjrGJ Subscribe to our boats.com channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/boatsdotcom For more boating videos, visit http://www.boats.com. boats.com features boat reviews, how-to videos, special features, and information about new boats, boats for sale, and boating products—usually with a dash of fun. Our reviewers test the features, performance, and specifications of each boat, searching out the hidden details for a critical evaluation. If you're shopping for a boat, we want to help you make the best choice. And if you're just looking, we'll try to make it fun too. Subscribe to receive notification of new videos.

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agontop1
agontop1 - 3 years ago
Great vid. Thanks for posting. Any thoughts about boatlife as an alternative? 5200 also comes in a quick cure (24hrs) as well
starboardfilms
starboardfilms - 3 years ago
That tube of 5200 will be useless within a week of opening; hardened up. Unless you know the magic trick! I have year old opened tubes of 5200 still good, same with 4200.
starboardfilms
starboardfilms - 3 years ago
Smart Bird! Yes, that has worked well for me over the years.
boats.com
boats.com - 3 years ago
Hey Starboardfilms - would the trick be... stowing it in the freezer?! A little birdie tells us that might be the case!
DW B
DW B - 3 years ago
I have used JB Weld to fill holes in a fuel tank.
That patch never failed.
Would that be an option?
boats.com
boats.com - 3 years ago
Hi DW - There are a number of JB weld products, some of which the manufacturer does recommend for fiberglass. And in our experience JB Weld is great stuff for metal. But when it comes to below-the-waterline repairs we haven't tried it so the honest answer is, we don't know - but we're also not going to risk finding out!
ThisAccountIsNeverUsed
ThisAccountIsNeverUsed - 3 years ago
Use a tire plug kit
ThisAccountIsNeverUsed
ThisAccountIsNeverUsed - 3 years ago
lol
Scott Bradshaw
Scott Bradshaw - 3 years ago
why not use 4200. 5200 is permanent and hard to deal with. good luck ever getting those screws out again
boats.com
boats.com - 3 years ago
Hi Scott - if this repair was above the waterline, we might agree. But beneath the waterline we want every bit of permanency we can get, and the 5200 has about double the strength of 4200. Plus, in the small amount being used here it won't be difficult to remove that screw. Even if it was, remember that 3M now sells Anti-bond 2015, which melts away the bond between 5200 and fiberglass (it takes a while, but this stuff works).

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