I need to install a leash plug. I am not a shaper or skilled and just have to do this one job since there is no access to a professional at the moment.
The board already has a 30 mm (1 3/16") exact hole with the interior of it glassed (see attachment). I am wondering if I should try using a plug that matches the hole exactly (30 mm) or use one with a smaller diameter?
If I use 30 mm it will be very difficult to tamp the plug into the hole and I might risk cracking the board somewhere (the old plug with the broken pin was very hard to get out). It seems like the old plug might not even have been glassed in because it fit so snug, and there was no glass over the lip/top of the plug. So I am not sure how I could adhere a plug that fits exactly (it seems like there would be no room for resin).
If I use smaller then I will have to fill the surrounding space with resin and qcell. Simple enough, except I won't be able to match the color (although the board isn't very pretty) and it won't look as good as a plug that it fitted to the already existing hole. I also don't have access to any tools (grinder, router, etc) that could help me do a good job, and as I said I am not skilled (my repairs tend be very unsightly), so I would prefer the 30 mm plug if I could adhere it in somehow.
Thanks for any help!