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Re: Dorade boxes???
How are dorade boxes supposed to be affixed to the deck? My boat had one attached with screws drilled at an angle through the side of the box to the deck. I figure that isn't a very good way to go about it.
I think the most leak-free way would be to mount cleats to the deck, properly sealed and caulked so that the boxes fit around them and screwed to the cleats horizontally from the outside. Alternatively I suppose you could screw them onto the deck from underneath, but that puts a hole through the deck...
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