If you ever think it could only happen to you then think again. Right here goes......
I bought two Ram 119sw rod holders for my Ocean Scrambler kayak and since it didn't have a hatch for internal access I couldn't fit them with stainless steel nuts and bolts so I opted for:M5 Neoprene Well Nut With 20mm Stainless Steel Pozi Screw from (H2o kayaks)
Well I drilled the 10mm holes like it said in the instructions and they've not been what I thought they'd be or as strong, they leaked badly and never got a good enough grip.The well nuts weren't up to it and I'm left with 6 X 10mm holes in my kayak when I removed them due to safety fears. I've made a temporary repair with tape I saw on one of the kayaking sites which has held well but I'd like to know of a better repair method of sorting out my little home made disaster. I've given up on the rod holders and I'm aware of plastic welding the kayak but I've waited for months for replies from the uk supplier with regards to the welding rods and to be honest I'd probably rather use some sort of rubber bung with a non return ridge because the holes are a perfect 10mm and any plastic welding if done incorrectly will make an irregular hole and will be harder to seal. I'm thinking somewhere along the line of the press in snap fasteners you get holding your car door plastics in place but in rubber and seaworthy surely there must be something out there that could do the job. Also while we're at it would there be any need for sealant or would the rubber bung be adequate?
Thanks in advance!!!!!!!