SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Screws that wont tighten
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Screws that wont tighten Reply to Thread
Title:
  

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

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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:

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.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
05-09-2006 07:27 PM
DeepFrz Hi Mariner;
I would advise you follow exactly what devildad said above, right to last sentence. Then drill though the deck and thrubolt your fittings. Never attach hardware to your deck with screws.

edit: make sure you use backplates and follow proper procedures to bed hardware.

Phil
05-09-2006 01:05 AM
TUNDAR4 Good Ideas ;here Is Another Easy And Works ;go To Hardware Get Some Dowl Rod Any Size You Need;;drill Hole Size Of Dowl Glue Tap Dowl In; Recess A Little Put Glue Over Let Dry Drill Put Screw Back Caulk;;i Highly Recommend Gorilla Glue Read Bottle Carefully Excellent Glue Kind Of Expensive But Worth It;bolts Are Best But Look Bad;
05-04-2006 11:28 PM
sailingdog Fiberglass is a lousy material for holding screws. The glass fibers will break and the resin isn't very good at holding screws. Your best option is to fill with thickened epoxy and then re-drill and use the screws again. If you can through bolt instead, you'll probably have much better results in the long run doing that instead of using screws.

If the fittings in question have any kind of load on them, you're much better off through bolting, rather than screwing them down. The epoxy filling is also good for helping seal the core, if you have a cored deck.
05-04-2006 06:06 PM
devildad
this is the easy way

put duct tape over the holes and surrounding area, redrill holes with a bit at least twice as larger as the screw, larger if possible. Try not to drill all the way through the back of the glass, if you do put duct tape over the bottom of the hole. As you drill, examine the material coming out, if wood, does it look fresh. Scrape out all the surrounding wood with a nail bent to fit in the hole, you can put the nail in a drill, but be careful. Mix up some epoxy and fill the holes being careful to get the air bubles out, this is the hardest step, using a syringe is great. When hard almost, remove tape, take a razor and trim the epoxy. When hard, redrill for the screws, bed and be satisfied that this is a job you should never have to repeat.
05-04-2006 05:52 PM
resdog You can always go to a larger diameter screw or through bolt it, but it should be repaired with epoxy and redrilled. Fiberglass is not the greatest material to hold a type A (sheet metal) screw.
05-04-2006 01:47 PM
Jeff_H That is the easier way!

Jeff
05-04-2006 12:21 PM
mariner3302
Screws that wont tighten

Can you help with a problem i have?

I have several fittings,hardware etc that is screwed into the grp on the deck of my boat.Some of the screws won't tighten up,what is the best method to fix this problem?

I thought of filling the existing screw holes with epoxy resin,re-drill then re-screw the screws in, there has to be an easier way!

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:57 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.