I said BRONZE... brass screws just suck...and on a salt water boat, they tend to disintegrate quickly. Also, the rails above should be through-bolted, not screwed in place.
Originally Posted by QuickMick
Even with pilot holes, ive had a real bear of a time using brass screws on interior apps.... the metal is just soooo soft....
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
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