Thru bolting - foam core and nida core - what epoxy?

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I'm moving outrigger bases up to the foam core hardtop and adding a fabricated tackle center to the nidacore cockpit.

I know to drill out the holes, clean out the core around them and fill with epoxy; then redrill when its set.

Any particular expoxy to use or is an marine grade fast setting epoxy fine?
 

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You should ask the guy who surveyed your boat.....but I believe west system is a good choice...a nice two part
 

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got a brand name or recommendation on poly based putty? My only experience to date is w/ Marine Tex.
 

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Hull and deck are a resin based filler right?? ??? works well but I like the west system better its more forgiving I always thought, not a big deal to mix cobosil and thicken it up
 

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For what you are talking about doing the west system mixed with the right fillers is a very good way to go. The west epoxy makes a very good secondary bond when done properly and is compatable with foam core when properly prepared. I have used it often for similar tasks in both foam and balsa core lay ups.

There are other similar two parts out there that will do as well, such as the smith products, and everyone seems to have a favorite based a lot on availability and familiarity with their particular brand.
 

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Give the guys at Mertons a call, there great to deal with and will be able to get you what you need.
 

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So w/ West Marine all of 1/4 mile from my boat the easy thing to do is to get a tube of West 2 part epoxy, add some West based filler; tape off the bottom of the cored out holes and fill away. I think I'm talking 12 1/4" holes so a tube is a lot better than a gallon!
 
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