Piece of cake. Be carefull with a drill. Better to use an exacto kinfe to cut the skin with a bunch of pilot holes done first. Scrape out the foam to the bottom skin. You want closed end insert like used in snowboards. You may have trouble finding those anywhere unless you have a builder nearby. With the correct depth insert just epoxy it in. Tape around the hole of course to keep crap off the surface, You should not need to sand at all. You can tint the resin but not worth it really since it will be covered with pads. I would do it for you but I expect you are too close to Kingston ontario...lol
ha, not that far away - montreal - but I'll find someone one closer by, I go to ottawa a lot so that can work too.
Just to be clear the new board is an XTR, the monk is my all around board and I love it.
It pains me to have to dirll it up a new board, but even just standing on land with a wider stance adds tension to my knee, I can't explain it but it does. I'm going to try the board a few times to be sure I can't live with it at a 46cm stance, but I'm pretty sure I'll add the inserts, because like I said before I have virtully no pain at a narrow stance.