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yippikaiyay
04-23-2010, 08:39 AM
A question re: a 97' vintage 205 DD.
Has anyone modified how their motor box plate fastens to the stringers?
Mine fastens with two screws, one each side.
The problem is the screw holes in the stringers are getting somewhat enlarged over the years.

I can repair it and leave it as is, but wondered if others may have found a better way?

Thanks!

Skipper
04-30-2010, 09:28 PM
If your screws go into wood stringers, then you can inject a mixture of epoxy resin and acetone. The acetone will thin the resin enough to help it distribute throughout the wood. Then, re-drill the holes for the screws and you are good to go.

east tx skier
04-30-2010, 11:44 PM
Wood stringers in a 97 205????

coz
05-01-2010, 08:24 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3232/4567373671_74ca00bf31_b.jpg

JLeuck64
05-01-2010, 08:42 AM
Hope I am not jacking this thread...
Yes! Coz, what is the solution to repairing that area those screws are getting pulled out of the stringers in my 98 also.
Thanks

TMCNo1
05-01-2010, 09:12 AM
I used nylon screw anchors from the hardware store, driven in the enlarged hole with a hammer, after a application of Super Glue, problem solved. Then, don't over tighten the screws.

CantRepeat
05-01-2010, 09:12 AM
I went to walmart and got a really big food syringe and used epoxy resin and injected it into all the holes that had stripped out. Once it dried I just drilled new holes.

coz
05-01-2010, 09:15 AM
Hope I am not jacking this thread...
Yes! Coz, what is the solution to repairing that area those screws are getting pulled out of the stringers in my 98 also.
Thanks

Since they're fiberglass I would pour a little resin in the screw hole then start packing some fiberglass cloth in the hole with a nail or punch to get it in there, then when it dries, sand smooth and re-tap a pilot hole for the screws and install.

yippikaiyay
05-01-2010, 09:32 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3232/4567373671_74ca00bf31_b.jpg

Yeah, those screws into the fiberglass stringers.

Good suggestions guys, thanks.

I had been thinking about countersinking some bolts and fiberglass into the stringers, allowing me to bolt the plate down instead of using screws, but it may be more work than its worth.

CantRepeat
05-01-2010, 09:45 AM
I went to walmart and got a really big food syringe and used epoxy resin and injected it into all the holes that had stripped out. Once it dried I just drilled new holes.

I did mix the resin with this stuff.

http://www.fibreglast.com/product/132_inch_Milled_Glass_Fibers_38/Fillers

I had some left around from my carbon fiber builds.