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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:54 pm 
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During an inspection of the boat, I noticed one of the screws that attach the chain plate to the hull is loose. I tried to tighten it but it just kept turning. I am assuming the thread or the screw is stripped? It there a plate glassed inside the hull? What is the recommended repair??


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:55 pm 
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Nut and washer inside. You would have to install an inspection port to tighten. Likely the glass has compressed or the bolt has stretched a bit. Silicone and leave it alone I'd bet would be fine.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:52 pm 
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Before you leave it and let it be, take a look at the inside full length plate. I had one fail on my boat. That left only the short outside plate and one screw holding the rig. If OK, then Matt is probably right, the load on one screw is not going to change much by tightening. I was lucky, all the screws on both hulls came out and returned cleanly. Also note, one screw and that "helper" plate had been holding the rig for a while, as the cracked part was clearly rusty from time apart.

By the way, all broken parts on my boat were either caused by or contributed to by Matt Miller, and yet the boat lives on. (not 100% accurate, but close)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Hammond wrote:
caused by or contributed to by Matt Miller


I only admit to being an accomplice in wearing out Mike's boat.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:45 pm 
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Well...I'm really appreciative of your advice. I will look it over in detail as well....Thank you again for everything...everyone has been very helpful and saved me considerable time and effort!

Be well!


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