fastening to cabin fiberglass cabin interior - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 09-05-2007 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
fastening to cabin fiberglass cabin interior

New owner of 1975 Ericson 27.

A few of the screws that hold various interior cosmetic hardware in place are missing, or not holding. What's the best screw to use, or other type of fastening hardware?

On our house, I'd use a drywall sleeve, and screw. Is there some sort of 'sleeve' for the interior fiberglass?

Thanks.
marcusn is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 09-05-2007
moderate?
 
camaraderie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 16
     
A plastic molly works fine.
camaraderie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 4 Old 09-05-2007
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
It depends on what you're trying to fasten, and where. I dislike using screws in fiberglass, as it really is too brittle IMHO to work properly with screws.

The best way to attach things to the interior of a fiberglass boat is to add wooden stringers or furring strips, by glassing them to the interior, and using wood screws into the furring strip.

Another reason I dislike using screws into fiberglass, is if the laminate is cored, you can create a leak into the core—leading to a very expensive repair in some cases. However, your boat I think is solid fiberglass. In the case of solid laminate, I don't see why you couldn't use the sleeve and screw technique.

Another way to attach things to the interior is to use adhesives or adhesive mounts to hold them to the fiberglass.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
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.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 4 Old 09-06-2007
Don Radcliffe
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Santa Cruz
Posts: 396
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
The simple fixes are:

1. Use a bigger diameter screw

2. Fill the hole with epoxy putty, drill pilot and try again.
donradclife is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The legacy of Philip Rhodes GoodOldBoat Good Old Boat 25 12-14-2012 07:34 PM
Older Boats-How Long will they Last? JustMeUC Boat Review and Purchase Forum 78 12-18-2010 02:31 PM
High Tech vs traditional-Comments? Pangaea General Discussion (sailing related) 38 08-07-2007 01:07 AM
First Fiberglass Repair SailNet Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 09-01-2001 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome