Posted by: openstage on Sep-30-12 8:48 AM (EST)
Thanks to all for the ideas / feedback. Keep in mind that the reach from the back hatch opening to the repair is nearly 3 ft and it tapers down to an area of about 3 inches x 3 inches. I'm not sure how much I'll be able to do or reach from the inside.
Do people seem to favor the idea of plugging the hole with fiberglass over actual poly?
I talked to one guy yesterday who agrees with the tip on end mode but with a diff twist. He said place a sheet of aluminum inside with a nail through it ( head of the nail behind the alum, point extending out of the boat). Use the poly patch material / welding rod to fill the hole in layers. When nearly done push the nail back inside and plug the last bit. The crazy thing about this mode is that I'd need to do this from the roof or some other high place and have the stern 16ft in the air.
Great Products from the Buyers' Guide: