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Old 11-29-2012, 06:27 PM   #6067
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Location: Homer, Alaska
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Security screw fix

Thanks for a most excellent howto on resolving this pesky problem. I have never been able to secure my Montana in its rugged mount and guessed the captive screw they used was a bit too short. Your post resolved that question for me.

I wonder why, seeing as you have access to a lathe, you didn't make a new bolt that was just slightly longer than the original, enough to grab a few more threads? No criticism intended here. I ask only out of curiosity.

I was considering extending the reach of the original screw by drilling the bolt hole a little deeper, thus allowing a few extra threads to catch. I don't have a lathe, or any machine tools because I'm visiting Thailand, but I might be able to pull this type of repair off. Do you think the mount is thick enough at that point to allow this fix?

AlaskaDave screwed with this post 11-29-2012 at 06:29 PM Reason: forgot to add title of original post
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