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Roland Gendreau

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Filling the stanchion vent tube hole.
« on: April 23, 2019, 06:30:30 PM »

I finally got around to moving the holding tank vent hose to a thru hull fitting, installed between the rub rail and the stripe.

I have removed the stanchion and sawed off the vent tube flush with the base.  Now I need to patch the hole in the deck, so I can reinstall the stanchion.

What would be the recommendations for filling/patching the hole?  I surveyed this site and found one who said they glassed it, someone else mentioned marine tex, and others were not specific for what they used.   

Thanks in advance

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Re: Filling the stanchion vent tube hole.
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 07:06:25 PM »

Donít over think this.  Whatever makes  you happy.
Fiberglas, epoxy, 5200, silicone, .........

Personally Iíd take it to the hardware store and get a rubber stopper ďcorkĒ and wail it into the tube bottom with a rubber mallet. Then fill the exit hole with silicone or liquid steel or the like.

Iím sure thereís a dozen other ways.
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Re: Filling the stanchion vent tube hole.
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 07:37:57 PM »

OHHHHH are you talking about the DECK or STANCHION hole?? LOL!
Deck, defo epoxy/microfiber thickener after you have cleaned up any crappy deck around the perimeter.

IIWMH, Iíd rout out core around the perimeter w/ a Dremel #115 bit, leaving the top and bottom skin intact before filling (making a skin-epoxy-skin sandwich.)
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Re: Filling the stanchion vent tube hole.
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2019, 04:05:14 AM »

If you are talking about the vent hole in the stanchion, here is what I did with a hole with a GPS antenna wire at the pushpit it's held up for 3 seasons now.  From a hardware store got a stainless steel electrical punch-out hole plug, the ones with the little tab clips on the bottom, put it in place and crush-fit with a hose clamp, removed the plug and bent the little tabs back, finally assembled with 5200 held in place with tape, after cured clean up outside with a razor blade.
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Re: Filling the stanchion vent tube hole.
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2019, 04:20:00 AM »

As I mentioned above, I need to plug the hole in the deck.  Thanks Ken for your recommendation.
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Re: Filling the stanchion vent tube hole.
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2019, 04:51:45 PM »

Roland : I'd take a piece of tape and put it on the inside (underside) and the use glass or 5 minute epoxy to fill the hole.
For the hole in the stanchion itself, I'd take a screw and screw it in the hole with some butyl rubber!!

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Re: Filling the stanchion vent tube hole.
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2019, 06:08:19 PM »


Pro way of dealing with holes

https://youtu.be/kxWDhwfCgNE

There is a ton of excellent information on his channel.
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Re: Filling the stanchion vent tube hole.
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2019, 07:37:25 PM »

I ended up using Jamestown Distributors Totalboat Thixo epoxy to fill the deck hole.  The epoxy product comes in a caulking tube with a mixer tip, so using it is certainly simple.   I put some duct tape on the bottom of the hole and filled the hole up with that epoxy.  After giving it a day of drying time, I reinstalled the stanchion.
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Re: Filling the stanchion vent tube hole.
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2019, 07:59:21 AM »

Roland,
Why get rid of the stanchion vent?  I did the same as you, installed a thru hull fitting near stripe.  When getting advice from Peggie Hall on the matter, she said to keep the original vent since more air going into the holding tank is a plus.  I kept it, now I have two vents.
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Re: Filling the stanchion vent tube hole.
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2019, 02:41:35 PM »

I got rid of the stanchion vent tube because it was inadequate for venting, and I believe it was also a cause for that stanchion to need to be re-caulked too frequently.  I took the opportunity to put a backing plate on that stanchion while I was at it. 

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