Filling striped bimini snap holes.
I have a few places where the male portion of a snap (screwed into the gel-coat/fiberglass) for the bimini has pulled out, leaving a hole slightly larger than the snap's screw.
Since a larger screw won't fit through the snap, I see myself with three options - ranging from easiest to hardest (at least in my mind).
1) Use a drywall anchor insert in the original hole. I'd probably just need to Dremel out the original hole a bit to fit an insert large enough to handle the original screw.
2) Drill a new starter hole and screw the snap in close to the original hole and use a snap extender to bridge the small 'gap'. I'd seal up the original hole with silicone.
3) Fill the original with something strong enough to hold the screw - gel coat, maybe? - and then just screw the original screw back where it belongs.
Looking for advice from folks who have had success in similar repairs.
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1999 Maxum 4100 SCA