Originally Posted by spinoeca
Thanks for the input. Any ideas on how to deal with setting the nails deeper so that the plugs have some grip on the sides of the hole? I understand the concept behind screws but how do you extract a nail without buggering up the hole? Would these nails be clinched? No evidence of that on the lazarette doors, I have not looked specifically in the lazarette but don't remember seeing anything there.
If you have 1/8" or so of teak left above the nail, I wouldn't worry about it. If you don't, whack the existing nail down a bit. Very slightly bevel the edges of the plug, wet the end of the plug with water, apply a bit of Gorilla glue and tap into place. If you want to use epoxy, feel free, but the Gorilla glue works just fine. In a couple of hours when the glue is set (it will foam up white around the hole) use a pair of wire cutters to rough cut the plug above the hole and sand down flat.