Plugs for thru hull fittings no longer needed

by Howard
(Virginia)

What is the best way to plug a hole left by a thru hull fitting that is no longer necessary?

I'm retrofitting a 20" clinker built, cedar on oak frame sailboat with an electric engine and no longer need one intake and two exhaust thru hull fittings.

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Plug
by: Bill

Cut a blank to fit the hole preferably of similar wood to the original.

Glue this to a backing plate, larger than the hole, with the grain of the blank running in the same direction as the original plank.

Then through fasten and or glue this in place.

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