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Old 05-11-2010, 02:11 AM   #1
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i own a 2008 2700SE I purchased a bracket called the V lock. I need to screw it into the side of my boat to hold my grill. The question is what kind of screw do i need? should it be a bolt or a screw?
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well..it depends on where your going to drill into...if the side wall is thin..then reinforcing the side wall with large washers or some sort of flat bar..or wood blocking glued or laminated to the side wall.....

so..if your drilling into a section that has thick fiberglass...then using self tapping screws will work..of course sealing it with silicone sealant and also counter sinking the hole is a must...
if the wall or surface is rather thin..ie..less than a half inch....you need to add reinforcing and maybe machine bolt ..washer and lock nut....

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And make sure all of your hardware is stainless steel.
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