the pointy end is the bow
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
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I would clean up the threads and install new bolts and see if you can get it up to the specified torque when you put it back together. If it does, you're done. If it strips out the holes, you're back to plan b.
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA
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Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.