Originally Posted by mike66
I have some blind holes in my flybridge that a rail stanchion was screwed into with ? wood screws. They were stripped, so I drilled the holes out to 1/2 inch and filled with thickened epoxy. At this point should I drill and tap for machine screws or go back to a wood type screw?
Thanks for any help.
It's always best to have the whole plan laid out before you start a project or repair. I think I would have not drilled the holes out to 1/2 inch and filled them with epoxy, I would have drilled them and tapped them for the next larger size machine screw. Just tapped the fiberglass.
Another option, still without epoxy, is threaded inserts.
In some cases, stainless steel toggle bolts might be a good option.