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screws into older BW
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posted 02-11-2001 11:27 AM ET (US)
I think I remember reading a short time ago about reinforcing screws into older BW's (before the addition of wood backing in selected areas). My memory tells me that the technique is to spin half of an allen wrench in the hole to clear out the foam, then fill the void thus created with epoxy mixed with filler and put the screw into that.
But I've been all the way back thru the postings and I can't find it again. Can anybody remember this thing I think I remember. At my age the mind has been known to play tricks!
Besides, I want to anchor a trolling motor bow mount and I'm afraid of the holding power of the deck since my BW is one of the older ones without the backing.
Does anyone else remember this, or have a better idea on how to positively anchor some screws in an older BW?
posted 02-11-2001 12:03 PM ET (US)
That's about it, except:
- Use a bent nail, no need to waste an Allen
- If it's in a vertical surface, drill a vent
hole at the top of the hollow area so the
air can get out as the expoxy goes in.
- At West Marine or TAP Plastics you can buy
It would be nice to have a search mechanism
posted 02-12-2001 06:05 PM ET (US)
Thanks Triblet. I read your reply at noon today and immediately headed out the door for West Marine. Bought the manual and brought it home to read. It explains everything. Now all I have to do is gather all the needed equipment that I don't have, the epoxy, filler, syringes, etc. and wait another month or so until I can get over to Alabama and start work. Meantime, more planning.
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