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Flush Mount Graph Bow Mount Issue #13871571 02/03/21 01:39 AM
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My screws stripped out last time on the lake and my graph was bouncing up and down in the hole. I thought I could just put some anchors in the holes and tighten her back down but I can’t find anchors small enough and I’m afraid if I drill the hole out bigger the corner of the fiberglass will break and then I’m really F’d.

Any ideas?

Here’s a pic of one of the corners so you can see what I’m dealing with:

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Re: Flush Mount Graph Bow Mount Issue [Re: Hook'em79] #13871575 02/03/21 01:43 AM
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Use a slightly bigger screw.



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Re: Flush Mount Graph Bow Mount Issue [Re: Hook'em79] #13871577 02/03/21 01:46 AM
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One might just epoxy a piece of marine plywood underneath the corners.



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Re: Flush Mount Graph Bow Mount Issue [Re: Chris B] #13871579 02/03/21 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris B
Use a slightly bigger screw.


Thought about this but was afraid of the same issue with the anchor and it breaking off.


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Re: Flush Mount Graph Bow Mount Issue [Re: emorydog] #13871580 02/03/21 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by emorydog
One might just epoxy a piece of marine plywood underneath the corners.


Might try this, thanks for the tip.


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Re: Flush Mount Graph Bow Mount Issue [Re: Hook'em79] #13871637 02/03/21 02:24 AM
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Get some JB Weld, epoxy, and fill it and let it set.

After it sets you can re-drill a little smaller and it will hold.

Done it a couple times for the same exact situation.

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Re: Flush Mount Graph Bow Mount Issue [Re: Hook'em79] #13871652 02/03/21 02:32 AM
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If you really want to get fancy then Precision Sonar offers a hardware set called a big water fastener package in which you insert expandable nuts in the existing screw holes. The expandable nuts are threaded for machine screws which you can take in and out without wearing out the fiberglass.

https://www.precisionsonar.com/products/accessories/big-water-fastener-package/bwfp

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JB, thank you!

I’m ordering that kit and will be done with it!


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Re: Flush Mount Graph Bow Mount Issue [Re: Hook'em79] #13872001 02/03/21 01:29 PM
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Hook’em,

Make sure they include the drill bit so you can drill the correct size pilot hole.

I used the hardware for my console and bow and have had zero issues.

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I glued some backers behind mine on my main console, basically a cutting board cut up, use two part epoxy and c clamp to secure it till it dries.

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Originally Posted by JBranham
Hook’em,

Make sure they include the drill bit so you can drill the correct size pilot hole.

I used the hardware for my console and bow and have had zero issues.


What size drill bit is it you think? The more I think about this idea the more I get concerned with making the holes larger and breaking the corners off.

Should that be a concern?


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Re: Flush Mount Graph Bow Mount Issue [Re: Hook'em79] #13872146 02/03/21 03:11 PM
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I called them JB, it's about a 1/4" drill bit so I don't think this is an option as I don't have that much room.


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Re: Flush Mount Graph Bow Mount Issue [Re: Jeff From Iowa] #13872158 02/03/21 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeff From Iowa
I glued some backers behind mine on my main console, basically a cutting board cut up, use two part epoxy and c clamp to secure it till it dries.


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Originally Posted by Hook'em79
I called them JB, it's about a 1/4" drill bit so I don't think this is an option as I don't have that much room.




Take a 1/4" bit and set it on the screw hole now. If it looks to tight then go with option one, fill it with JB Weld, or do as Jeff said above, and go that route.

Yours are the actual mounting holes that match up to the thru-holes from the graph (as I'm now noticing), mine matched up to the thru-holes from the aluminum plate so I had a little more room.

Safe bet is to fill the holes and re-drill or back them as Jeff said.

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Originally Posted by JBranham
Originally Posted by Hook'em79
I called them JB, it's about a 1/4" drill bit so I don't think this is an option as I don't have that much room.




Take a 1/4" bit and set it on the screw hole now. If it looks to tight then go with option one, fill it with JB Weld, or do as Jeff said above, and go that route.

Yours are the actual mounting holes that match up to the thru-holes from the graph (as I'm now noticing), mine matched up to the thru-holes from the aluminum plate so I had a little more room.

Safe bet is to fill the holes and re-drill or back them as Jeff said.


Yeah, lots of great advice. I really appreciate it gentlemen.


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