Thanks for the advice, David. I think I will do this in the off-season. I looked at them at Brownells just now. For right now to get me back up quickly. I am going the epoxy route. Much appreciated gents! As always grateful for the knowledge on the LRH site. Good luck this season.
I've read the JB Weld and the Marine Tex route, no matter what route you decide upon, I strongly suggest using some tape around the hole "before" you start the job. Either a good quality masking tape or a couple of layers of the clear packing tape, also some release agent or car wax before you start the job. It will make your clean up a whole lot better. I use this method when I repair screw holes in my boat and then wet sand the excess with 300-400 wet sand paper. Good luck with the repair.