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Glad it all worked out. How long were the screws (ie how much meat did they catch)?

Just for future reference, you can counter sink a flat head bolt and require zero clearance.


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The screws were 1/2", and caught most of the 1/2" plywood. I did not use the grommets in the fabric at all. I made new holes (with a heated ice pick).
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Not really helpful for you, because you already have your cloths, but my plan is to be able to tuck them completely under the cushion and let my weight and friction hold it in place. I think I remember reading that somewhere. The top will of course be secured above the bunk.
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And if you have no way to secure a lee cloth for the moment then a rolled up blanket and your boots placed under the edge of the mattress will keep you in place unless it is really bouncy out there.
A lee rail with the risers (two of them) going into slots at the edge of your mattress has been used o various vessels. Some fancy and some plain they work very well and gives good support when you lay against them. The ones properly made are strong enough to support you weight.

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