Intro: Sailboat Deck Hole Repair (access Plate Installation)
I'm slowly restoring a 1975 Venture 17 sailboat. Somewhere along the line this boat had a bow pulpit that was torn off or was destroyed in an accident. The boat was pretty much abandoned with two big holes in the forward deck. Rain and time made the holes bigger and caused some wood rot between the fiberglass. My goal is to make the boat strong and tight but not perfect. Rather than a big fiberglass repair job for these holes I ordered some access plates on eBay (~ $8.00 each) and cut out the bad wood and lousy silicon glob repair.
I hope to post videos of these repairs along the way. This old girl needs a lot of work. Stay tuned...
And thanks for watching.