Hello! I am a young woman and I just bought an older sunfish. it's in pretty good condition, but it has An old metal bailer and no plug/cap. I know very little about boat repair or any repair really. My uncle is willing to help me replace the metal bailer with a new bailer in the fall, but I'd like to sail now. Right now, I'm plugging the hole with a sponge, but is there something more sturdy I can use? I tried using a rubber plug but I couldn't fit it into the hole. Does anyone know what size plug I should try? Also, I wouldn't mind getting rid of the bailer altogether and not replacing it. Once I get the bailer off, how do I repair the hole? Is there a way for me to fill the bailer with a plumbers putty or something? Clearly I'm at a lost. Any advice would be great, thanks!