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minimontauk posted 04-21-2003 01:17 PM ET (US)   Profile for minimontauk   Send Email to minimontauk  
My 87' 15' Sport CC has a badly intalled aftermarket drivers cooler seat. The former owner just drilled right into the nonslip deck and fastened the lip at the bottom of the cooler seat with screwed down wood battens. Not surprisingly, the screw holes have enlarged, and the whole thing is loose. I suppose I've got some water getting in through the holes as well. I like the cooler seat itself, and I dont want to drill any new holes, so how should I fasten the seat down? I've read posts about creating a void in the foam below with an angled wire in a drill chuck, then filling the void w/ epoxy. Is epoxy strong enough to prevent screw pullout? Does it need to be thickened or reinforced w/ fiberglass shreds or wood plugs? I notice that the original steering console is held down w/ aluminum angle with wood batten inserts. I assume the angle is bolted through into the deck below, hopefully into some wood inserts. Any advice or post threads appreciated.
Bigshot posted 04-21-2003 01:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
clean out rotten wood and foam and epoxy the snot out of it. If it does not hold, we'll try some more extreme measures but I think epoxy, drill and use anchors should work.

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