Originally Posted by mikeg205
The gel probably has a fair amount of wax on it depending how it was repair. IMO the only thing to minimize the re-occurrence is to take some of the load off the screws. Did your sundeck flip all the back to cause the chipping in the gelcoat?
In the first picture posted it looks as if the hinge rotated more than 90 degrees to make that contact. As mike said. Are your gas struts not connected or wrong length? Hinges loose on the sundeck. Has the previous repair been too bulky and intruded on the relief for the hinge? Maybe open it up and take a photo.