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  1. #1
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    Default Need Screwing Advice

    I figured that title would get your attention. Here's my problem, some of the screws on my boat trailer that hold the wooden planks down (the planks that the boat sits on) are getting stripped. Last night I crawled under my boat to tighten them after seeing some of them half undone. Many of them I can't really tighten up because they are getting stripped. Does anyone have any suggestions besides replacing the would? Any tricks to get them tight?

    Thanks,

    Garn
    Garn
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    Take the bolt completely out, stick a few toothpicks in the hole around the perimeter (as many as needed). Snap off the ends sticking out. Reinsert bolt and tighten down. If too loose, add more tooth picks and repeat. The "new wood" will crush down and compress into the old wood. Not a permanent solution but will get you by for a while.
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

    2001 MobiusV

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    Use bigger bolts-- assuming you can get them through the holes.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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    We use a wooden dowel for this type of temp fix
    2011 Moomba LSV

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
    Use bigger bolts-- assuming you can get them through the holes.
    I was going to suggest a little blue pill but don't want to see him come down with priapism
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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    Had to google that. Now kind of wishing I didn't...

    Thanks Scott!
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    hope you google website and not google images
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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    Default Re: Need Screwing Advice

    Remove the boat, unscrew all the screws holding the bunk and move the bunk back or forward 1/2 inch and re screw....

    I drill a small pilot hole to make it easier..

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    2002 Moomba Mobius LSV - Sold
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    Quote Originally Posted by parrothd View Post
    Remove the boat, unscrew all the screws holding the bunk and move the bunk back or forward 1/2 inch and re screw....

    I drill a small pilot hole to make it easier..

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    X2 except test the board first to see if the board is sound to start with.
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  10. #10
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    Try some woodmate 2498. Works great on wood and fiberglass.

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