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screws or bolts for electronics on bow #13841715 01/11/21 03:32 PM
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Do you guys use screws or bolts to install your electronic mounts on the front deck of your boat. I am getting ready to install a large mount for my livescope screen and wondered if screwing it down will work or if I need bolts with nuts on the underside?

Thanks.

Re: screws or bolts for electronics on bow [Re: choclabdog] #13841757 01/11/21 03:59 PM
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If possible I like to use bolts with lock nuts. Just makes it cleaner esp if the mounting location is near or within a storage compartment. Helps keeping things from snagging up to self tappers or even rubbing back of hand when digging in storage compartments. However there are situations where self tappers might be the the only way to go. Also have to consider what you are mounting up to (alum, fiber, or wood)

The obvious is stainless steel 100%

Re: screws or bolts for electronics on bow [Re: choclabdog] #13841777 01/11/21 04:12 PM
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I like using hex key bolts

Re: screws or bolts for electronics on bow [Re: choclabdog] #13841917 01/11/21 05:33 PM
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Stainless bolts, fender washers and lock nuts.


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Re: screws or bolts for electronics on bow [Re: T Bird] #13842055 01/11/21 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Huckleberry
I like using hex key bolts

Originally Posted by T Bird
Stainless bolts, fender washers and lock nuts.

Combine these two responses for the correct answer.


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Re: screws or bolts for electronics on bow [Re: choclabdog] #13843169 01/12/21 02:58 PM
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Another one for bolts


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Re: screws or bolts for electronics on bow [Re: SteezMacQueen] #13854717 01/21/21 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted by Huckleberry
I like using hex key bolts

Originally Posted by T Bird
Stainless bolts, fender washers and lock nuts.

Combine these two responses for the correct answer.


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