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Re: Adding Grab rails and Cam Cleats to Cabin Top
It may just be me, but in reading the responses in this thread, I find it has not been made clear to the OP what is actually going on with his mouldings.
The "outer moulding" referred to is, I believe, the deck moulding and is most likely cored. The "inner" moulding is the interior liner, not actually part of the deck.
The hardware should be mounted to the deck or "outer" moulding and shouldn't sandwich the liner between the hardware & backing plate or washers. On my boat there are places where the liner has several inches of space between it and the hull or deck - trying to cinch that together while bolting down a piece of hardware would be a surefire path to damage - cracked liner or something.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
Last edited by SloopJonB; 03-07-2012 at 10:31 AM.