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agarabaghi
10-14-2011, 08:32 AM
So do we think carriage bolts will work in starboard?

CantRepeat
10-14-2011, 09:02 AM
Well it looks like gluing King Starboard is pretty difficult.

Because King StarBoard sheet products are designed to resist water and grime, they cannot be painted and the use of adhesives is not recommended. If gluing is absolutely necessary, products such as 3M’s Scotch-Weld DP-8005 and Lord Corporation’s 7540-AB have been used with some success.

I think you might still be better off with fiber glass blocks on the hull. It really shouldn't be all the difficult to do. I bet there is a ton of DIY stuff on the net that could walk you through it.

JimN
10-14-2011, 10:10 AM
So do we think carriage bolts will work in starboard?

What, exactly, do you want to do?

agarabaghi
10-14-2011, 10:13 AM
im building an amp rack. I took a piece of starboard with me, and it turns out those T-nuts with the spiked penetrates right through it. So now the back which is going to be glued to the fiberglass will be flush.

Stay tuned for pictures.....

JimN
10-14-2011, 10:20 AM
Where are you trying to attach it? Look for blind nuts- T-nuts are made for wood.

agarabaghi
10-14-2011, 10:27 AM
Yea we will see about the gluing....

agarabaghi
10-14-2011, 10:27 AM
an amp will be attached to it...

agarabaghi
10-14-2011, 10:30 AM
http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/3340/imagehtc.jpg

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/5456/imagetbqo.jpg

agarabaghi
10-14-2011, 11:10 AM
so the more i read, the more i am leaning towards fiberglassing it ....

would a kit like this work? http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_11151_10001_111722_-1?cid=chanintel_google&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=111722

CantRepeat
10-14-2011, 11:47 AM
so the more i read, the more i am leaning towards fiberglassing it ....

would a kit like this work? http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_11151_10001_111722_-1?cid=chanintel_google&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=111722

Looks like it has enough to do the job.

Are you thinking about fiber glassing over the starboard? If that is the case, I would cut some grooves in the side of the starboard that is going to go against the hull. Cut them maybe an 1/8 in and then use 3M 5200 and glue them down in place. Let that set up for a day or two then glass over them.

agarabaghi
10-14-2011, 04:41 PM
I think im canning this whole idea.

Just found a 12 x 27 x 1/2" thick piece at the local west marine, this is enough for both amps and distribution blocks....

Gonna just fiberglass that whole section to the port side of the passenger compartment then re-carpet it, That way i can screw it down with screws instead of all that fancy hardware....

Stay tuned

agarabaghi
10-14-2011, 04:42 PM
but that kit wont be enough... so ill have to pick up a roll of cloth and some resin and hardener