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Old 07-19-2021, 09:24 PM
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Small hole in front of tracking fin

Does anyone know what this hole might be from or for?





It looks like it was drilled intentionally at some point. Not sure if it was plugged before or had a screw going through it, but the boat just started taking on water recently. Any ideas on what it is or a simple way to repair it?
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Old 07-19-2021, 11:37 PM
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I would use epoxy with bit if strand cloth, or you could just fill with a good epoxy

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Old 07-19-2021, 11:47 PM
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I would use epoxy with bit if strand cloth, or you could just fill with a good epoxy

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^ ^ this

I use MarineTex (gray) for issues like this. I like this stuff a lot.

100% silicone will serve the same purpose with lasting results.

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Old 07-20-2021, 03:34 PM
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My guess is a botched bilge pump install.
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Old 07-21-2021, 02:40 PM
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In the Aviation world we see that Kind of damage on aircraft all the time and it is normally connected to a Lighting strike.

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Old 07-22-2021, 02:14 PM
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In the Aviation world we see that Kind of damage on aircraft all the time and it is normally connected to a Lighting strike.
LOL in medicine we see this all the time its a deep puncture wound. Maybe from a ice pick.
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Old 07-22-2021, 03:05 PM
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Do a internet search on boat lighting strikes after taking a look at that. I would call my Insurance company and get the clam filed ASAP the small hole in your hull is a good indication and may only be seeing the tip of the iceberg of problems that may follow.

I would discard the Idea that a Mermaid stuck a ice pick threw the bottom your hull.
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