D-F-D Alternative

Posted by Kurt Maurer on Jun 14, 2004

Dennis, here's what I do: keep a couple tubes of supermarket Superglue on hand at all times, first of all; it's incredibly handy stuff around wooden boats. There are two types: thin (regular) and thick (gel).

Whenever I drill a hole in wood, I fetch out a tube of the regular watery stuff and a paper towel. Fold the paper towel over at least four or eight times, or it will STICK to your fingers and stay there the rest of the stupid day. Hold the layered towel under the hole, then apply super glue to the sides of the hole freely. When you see a wet spot appear on your paper towel (keep it moving, btw, or it will stick to the boat!), then you pretty much know the sides of the hole have been saturated, and thus are now waterproof.

I have never had this system fail me. And I'm not ABOUT to spend *two days making a stinkin' hole*, either...

Cheers, Kurt

In Response to: drill, fill, drill quest by Dennis Rioux on Jun 13, 2004

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