How to connect canopy frame to deck ?

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by hyboats, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. hyboats
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    hyboats Junior Member

    I want to use screws not bolts with washers so the frame will be easy take away and easy for truck delivery.
    Should I laminate some stainless steel plates under the deck so it will be much stronger, but I am a little worried about rust and leak.
    Any guys have good suggestions ? :?:

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  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Laminate blind nuts into some G-10 or other backing plate bonded to the deck cap. This will permit you to use machine screws (bolts), which are stronger then wood or sheet metal screws.
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