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Filling the Old Bolt Holes
The thought of mixing epoxy and cramming it into 30+ small holes is not as appealing as it sounds.
I found Waterweld, made by JB Weld, at a local home center.
It looks like a tube of round cheese with similar consistency. Looking at the end of the roll you'll see the center is a different color than the outer part. The procedure is to cut off a small slice and knead it until it is solid white.
The clay like material can be formed into any shape and worked great for plugging the bolt holes. It's thick enough not to require support from down under for bolt sized holes.
According to the Website
It's too early to tell how well it works, but since it is made to seal leaks in anything except emails, I have no reason for concern.
I did not put any kind of sealer under the new track for three reasons. The original installation did not use sealer. By drilling the holes slightly smaller than the bolt allowed the bolt to carve threads in the fiberglass that hopefully will prevent leaks. The new "T" track has a concave bottom. It would require a lot of sealer and probably make a mess without likely doing much to prevent leaks.
|"T" TRACK BOTTOM|
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