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    I have an 82 Syndicate. I removed two gauges, from the dash. 2 5/8 inch holes. What is the best solution for patching these holes?

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    Cut two pieces of plywood the same size of the holes & thickness and glass them back in. Lots of info on here if you search it. Lots of pic's too.

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    I've fixed gauge holes on 2 of my boats in the past. Both boats I cut a plywood circle with a hole saw to fit tight in the gauge hole. I then beveled around the edge of the glass with a roll lock sanding disk on a angle die grinder. Then I covered the back and front with fibreglass resin and Matt. I had some swelling a while after the boat was painted. You could see the slight ring where the gauge was. On the second boat I used Fusor brand 100 easy 2 part expoy and fibreglass tape and the boat was painted black and has spent a while our in the sun and you can never tell there was guages there. No swelling.
    At $100/ hp plus injection oil it's just to expensive to go that slow!

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    You can do it the wood plug technique and glass over wood and then fill or wood covered with wax paper behind the dash and begin to build it up with mat and resin. I would use laminating resin and mat until it was full then i would use a wax agent to make it easy to sand.Don't forget to cover the floor because you will get some drips. I then would use some kind of filler such as Feather Fill, the most important thing to do would be to use an epoxy primer such as a duratec primers. This will minimize the ever dredded shrinkage.
    "I like boats that go FAST!"

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