Installing new Freeman Hatch

Whatta Catch

1st Mate
Jan 15, 2012
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Boat Make
40' H and H, 31 JC and 25' Carolina Skiff
Just want to know from the pros if this is the best way. After the hole is cut in the deck I am going to mix resin and hardener and coat the exposed deck. After it dries I will add a second coat. For the bolt holes, I will drill the holes bigger than needed and fill the holes with the same mixture then re-drill to the proper bolt size. Should I use more hardener since the temperature is colder? Also should I put a heater in the hole to heat the area so it can dry better? Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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