PDA

View Full Version : Platform bolts loose in hole


lhkrueger
12-12-2012, 05:23 PM
What has been best practice to restore fit in swim platform bolt holes. Two are stripped and others are close to same. Plastic inserts? Epoxy? Need guidance. Thanks

mikeg205
12-12-2012, 06:29 PM
You need to get in inside the bulkhead behind the stern and strengthen the joint. What year boat - post pic's please... Lot of stress on holes and bolts so it needs to be done from the inside ...IMO

milkmania
12-12-2012, 06:40 PM
You need to get in inside the bulkhead behind the stern and strengthen the joint. What year boat - post pic's please... Lot of stress on holes and bolts so it needs to be done from the inside ...IMO
I had the same question.... I'm guessing 83 S&S

sethro
12-12-2012, 08:52 PM
Here (http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=21880&highlight=epoxy+inserts) is a thread where I fixed the same issue you speak of. I used a backing plate for the top holes and epoxy inserts for the bottom holes.

tph
12-12-2012, 08:54 PM
check this thread:
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=45000&highlight=platform+brackets

lhkrueger
12-14-2012, 09:54 AM
Yes is 83 S+S. Looked at comprehensive repair thread. Engine out for power upgrade. Will remove fuel tank and open floor to bolster from backside. Need to maintain easy removability so will probably do weldnut style backplate. Anyone use powdercoated steel ilo. aluminum?