Originally Posted by Polwart
I can see why that could be a problem although I've never had a problem with the only two screws (self tappers) I've put in mine slipping out, all the fittings the manufacturer used are screwed into tapped metal inserts that are moulded in.
As I recall, they were self-tapping screws directly into blocks of plastic. No inserts of any kind (though that may be incorrect.) Not sure if they were backing out or stripping out (though either would be pretty likely, I'd think.) I do remember that some of the problems were in locations that were pretty much inaccessible, and required factory attention to remedy.
The boat was built by a fairly major US manufacturer (or at least a US distributor) who I can't recall right now (Tracker, perhaps?), but I have not heard or seen anything about it in oh, 6 years or so.