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Trying to ignore all the production vs. made-to-order arguments below (or above). Best case scenario is to use a fiberglass filler to completely fill the holes, then redrill them. If you are having problems with only one screw on the whole thing, consider using something like MarineTec or GMs 5200 in the screw hole, which will provide a stronger base and protect your laminate, but will still eventually (in a year or two) work loose with constant use. By the way, any time you put a hole for a screw in fiberglass, is best to use something at least like GM''s 5200 around the screw in order to provide a tighter fitting and protect your laminate from moisture.
Screws work loose (EVEN ON OYSTERS AND HINCKLEYS AND SWANS AND NORSEMAN, believe me) and having the ability to deal with it and not get your panties in a wad is a sign of true seamanship.