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Old 07-17-2015, 09:47 PM   #25
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The threshold was solid, but getting underneath it down in the lazarette, it's hard to figure out what kind of structure it used to be. There's what looks like a mahogany or teak beam below inside some shredded mess of a fiberglass box. Anyway there was no moisture left, so I simply drove some dried and resin soaked dowels down into the old hinge screw holes, let them seal overnight and cut them off flush in the morning. More mat, roving and 1708 with poly resin filled the voids. I suppose if you go with epoxy resin here, just thickened epoxy would do the holes just fine, but the holes were more than 2.5" deep. Dripping epoxy might have left some air space, and we were already using polyester resin, so....

Now that the threshold was actually your walkway to the platform, some non-skid surface like the platform itself would be a good idea.
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