I screwed up the first hole of a (should-be-center)-mounted trim tab, drilling it 1/8" to the right of where it should be in the transom. The holes are for 1/4" pan head sheet metal screws. (I think the trim tab shifted when I was marking the hole... always a screwup when in a rush.)
I'm guessing it won't be a functional problem, but it looks kind of ugly close up since the drain plug makes the offset obvious.
I have not drilled the other holes yet. I'm trying to decide whether to fix the first hole, or just keep it and drill the rest with everything slightly off-center.
Does anyone know the best way to fix the hole if I go that route? Since it is just 1/8" off, the new (3/16") hole would half intersect the old hole. My best thought is to fill the old hole with epoxy (such as West System G/Flex 650 - http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...roductId=14974
), and then drill the new hole in half-fiberglass/half-epoxy. I just don't know if that will really work.