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post #11 of 14 Old 05-24-2002
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You couldn''t control yourself, could you? It seems that you are pretty screwy yourself. From what I read it was you that started the "personal" insult on this thread. You need to back down a bit, I think you are screwed down a bit too tight. We all know this is a site for opinions, but it would help if you stick to answering the original questions and if you can''t add to the original question there is no need to use this space for your own personal bully pulpit.
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You may be right, I think I''ll unwind this weekend and go somewhere on the boat. By the way, what contribution did you "Christineb 10007 make to this thread other than calling me screwy? You''re no better than that scoundrel denr! Oh by the way I already have a mother, don''t need another.
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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.

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I would fill the fiberglass holes with fiberglass patching kit and move the hinges up or down an inch or so and reset the screws. Otherwise, switch to bolts/nuts. If you are desperate and want to keep old holes, fill with epoxy or fiberglass patch, then screw in screws while mix is setting (this is least desirable method).
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