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clarification- not a pilot hole, a vent hole.

I said I had drilled a pilot hole. It's actually a vent hole to let the air pressure equalize inside the board during glassing. Then I drill it out after glassing to the right size for the vented leash plug which contains a waterproof gore tex vent. Because surfboards don't have big holes in the center like a kayak, they need a vent to let the air pressure equalize during temperature and pressure changes. I drill a tiny one temporarily while glassing and then open it up with a forstner bit. Because there was a wood support under the hole I had to go a couple sizes larger and then drill sideways. The guide point of the forstner bit fit snug inside the hole, so I thought it would still get a good straight start but it walked on me.

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