I brought my Shearwater 17 hybrid in to touch up the varnish and when I took the rigging off I found that water had gotten past the screws in several spots staining the wood. I drilled the holes oversized and filled them with thickened epoxy. Tonight I drilled out the epoxy with an 1/8" bit and started to screw the rigging loops back in (nylon strapping with the supplied brass screws). I hear a cracking noise and I see that the shear seam has split! The deck to hull glass overlap seems to be ok, but I can see the separation. I'm thinking I shouldn't have used the same holes and the epoxy was stronger than the seam or I didn't drill a big enough hole for the brass screw.
How should I fix this??
My thought as of the moment is..first, have an adult beverage and calm down. Second, redrill the holes, refill with epoxy, third, from the inside of the boat apply fiberglass tape to the shear clamp.
Argh! Advice please! TIA