I have a ches 16 that I trailer, and unfortunately, it sustained prolonged contact with a part of the trailer, that wore a almost through hole near the bow of the boat. Since I was traveling to paddle for a week, I sealed it with Marine silicone and the trip went on.
Now to repair it. It is about half dollar size, and goes through glass. I'm not worried about cosmetics, just stongest best way to seal and protect.
After removing the silicone plug what should I use to remove silicone residue?
Here's what I thought. make a thickened mixture of epoxy with wood filler or carbosil. Will Carbosil be stronger? better. Cover it with round patch of epoxy larger than the hole. epoxy that. Cover again glass, epoxy 1-2 then sand down and varnish? Any help apreciated.