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  • Loose forward Bimini top support brackets

    I have a 2009 Glastron GT 205, and the two screws for the forward support bracket for the Bimini top keep coming loose. The screws go thru the attachment bracket into the fiberglass hull with only the fiberglass for the screw threads to tighten to. Towing the boat to the lake with the Bimini top down is more than the fiberglass can withstand and the screws will pull out of the fiberglass. The backside of the hull is unaccessable preventing me from installing a tapped metal plate. I installed slightly larger screws but no luck, can't use the top until this is solved. Have e mailed Glastron corp. but haven't received a answer yet. Anyone having this problem and solution?

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    Re: Loose forward Bimini top support brackets

    How about this thing as a backer plate, since the underside of the mount area is inaccessible?


    http://www.iboats.com/Garelick-Stain...--view_id.2616

    Looks like iboats only has the 1/4" size, which is too big.

    So maybe the size 10-24 like this one:

    http://www.***************/webapp/wcs...classNum=10674

    or

    http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...u=50845&ucst=t
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    • #3
      Re: Loose forward Bimini top support brackets

      Just a shot in the dark here but what about a nylon drywall anchor like this.

      http://www.toggler.com/products/plas...e/overview.php
      If the world didnt suck ....we would all fall off !!!

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      • #4
        Re: Loose forward Bimini top support brackets

        I found this thread on a Google search as I am having the same problem. Has anyone come up with a dependable solution? My screws are starting to back out and won't re-tighten.

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        • #5
          I have my bimini pull loose today with the same situation. Has anyone successfully used the Garelick solution or something else?

          2007 Glastron GT205
          5.0 Mercruiser

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