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Old 09-26-2018, 08:48 PM
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I cut some angle aluminum and screwed it in to the part the divider sits on. It has worked well for me.
I did this same thing (screwed aluminum angle to the top of the stringer) plus the panel stiffeners. Works great.
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:24 PM
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I would never screw anything into the top of the stringer boxes. That's just another avenue for water to get in between the hull and the stringer boxing. It's a really bad idea in the long run.

I used a piece of stainless steel and bolted it to the divider. I screwed a piece of star board to the top of the ballast tank cover from the under side. That is I removed the cover, screwed the starboard to it then reinstalled it. Then I could attach the angle to the piece of starboard without fear of screwing into the ballast tank.
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:29 PM
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I would never screw anything into the top of the stringer boxes. That's just another avenue for water to get in between the hull and the stringer boxing. It's a really bad idea in the long run.
There are factory drain holes drilled through the stringers to allow water to drain from the sides of the bilge into the center. Not to mention the motor mount bolts and a few other miscellaneous screws attaching things, such as the blower, to the stringers. Perhaps I should be but I’m not concerned about a few small screw holes, filled with silicone and screws, allowing water into the stringer boxes.
Your way works, too. Great idea!
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