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    Senior Member crossy5575's Avatar
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    Thanks,
    does anyone know anyone who sell marine tex in the UK - seems like the only place i can find are from the US on the internet?

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    this is how i solved the problem of a ripped out footstrap thread:
    cleaned/sanded the inside walls of the hole,
    wettet a couple of single carbon fibres with a good quality epoxy,
    put them inside the screw-hole along the sidewalls,
    after 12h curing i used a little drill to remove the access epoxy
    and it was just right to put in the original footstrap-screw,
    removed the screw again and to let it cure for another 1-2 days.
    never had any problems with this screw thread again.
    should also work for the smaller FCS screws IMHO.

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    If MarineTex is not available in the UK, just do a search for "machinable epoxy" or "machinable metal epoxy".

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    Hi all just an update on this - I used a small amount of epoxy resin and hardener (from local hardware shop) and a matchstick doing 2 coats and then re-threading using the original screws has worked and is very nice and tight.
    Result and thanks for the help. Now just got to get out and use it!

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    Keep an eye on the repair, it may vibrate then crack, OR NOT.

    I would advise to leave the fins in if possible, and for sure dont remove the screws fully.


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