I just got a new boat and found out that it has 3 holes on the bottom from the previous boat owners fish finder. How do I fix this?

I got an estimate to get them patched they wanted to charge 2000 and the previous owner does not remember the make or model of the fish finder that he had originally installed. Is there anyway to find a fish finder that fits the holes? Any suggestions or ideas on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Other answer:

Jade:
You say that the holes are in the bottom. Do you mean the bottom at the back of the boat(transom)? If so, the easiest and cheapest way is to buy three s/s screws that fit the holes. Fill the holes with silicone and install the screws. Of course you will be able to see the screws when the boat is on the trailer, but the "repair" works (I have used it many times) and only costs around $10. I can't imagine three holes in the true bottom of the the boat for a fish finder's transducer.
Greywolf:
Patch the inside with fiberglass mat and resin. That will leave a little depression on the outside – fill that with gelcoat.
Google "fiberglass repair boat" for detailed instructions. This is definitely something you can do yourself.
Harry Buttcrack:
If the holes are screw holes, or small wiring holes smaller than 1/4", patch them with Marine Tex for under 20 bucks. For 2 grand, you better get a kiss goodbye when he's done bending you over.

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Steven:
2000 is really taking the pi55. It's an easy job if you can find a boatyard that aren't rip-off merchants.
Lawrence:
Why can't you just use Plastic body putty if it is fiberglass. If it is metal, have a welder repair it.
sykes:
2000 is really taking the pi55. It's an easy job if you can find a boatyard that aren't rip-off merchants.
Faith:
Why can't you just use Plastic body putty if it is fiberglass. If it is metal, have a welder repair it.
STEPHEN:
2000 is really taking the pi55. It's an easy job if you can find a boatyard that aren't rip-off merchants.
Pilsner Man:
Why can't you just use Plastic body putty if it is fiberglass. If it is metal, have a welder repair it.

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