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Old 10 May 2013, 12:07   #11
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I think it's known as ballistic syndrome.....

How do you drill an M6 hole anyhow?

Sorry Nos....I've had an odd afternoon and couldn't help myself..
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Old 10 May 2013, 12:12   #12
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Hire a mighty magdrill and line up a square of 3/8 mild steel plate on the inside.

If you'd like to upgrade yer brace and bit Nos, Screw'u'fix had a Botch 18v Combi with 2x3Ah Lithium ion Batts on special for one hundred english pounds the other day. That is a proper good buy.
Usually cordless stuff on 'special' have hopeless 1.3Ah batts.
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Old 10 May 2013, 12:29   #13
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Worth doing right, I made a right b0llocks of drilling my transom & it looks crap !
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Used one of these to do mine, unfortunately somebody I lent it to broke it though.

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I'd even modified it to fit my Bosch drill.

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Hire a mighty magdrill and line up a square of 3/8 mild steel plate on the inside.

If you'd like to upgrade yer brace and bit Nos, Screw'u'fix had a Botch 18v Combi with 2x3Ah Lithium ion Batts on special for one hundred english pounds the other day. That is a proper good buy.
Usually cordless stuff on 'special' have hopeless 1.3Ah batts.

You try holding a mag drill at 90 degrees while it's drilling-or clamping 10mm plate onto your transom!
I did something a bit more special than that

I've got a couple of Bosch 12v cordless -one of them that the battery died on.

It's now powered via a pair of croc clips onto the boat batteries.


For 100 in my back pocket, I'll lug the genny out there and use the gutbuster!
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Used one of these to do mine, unfortunately somebody I lent it to broke it though.

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I'd even modified it to fit my Bosch drill.

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That might be possible-cheers!
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Worth doing right, I made a right b0llocks of drilling my transom & it looks crap !
Honest, but
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If you're fussy get a drill jig, like this:
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...FQ9yQgod2R8AGA

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How about you mark the hole pattern on the inside and outside of the transom. Drill from both sides to exactly half depth with as small a pilot drill as possible.
As you increase diameter and depth of drill in small increments IF you are close to right the drill will self centre on the pilot hole on the other side.
Or is that a load of boll@@ks?
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How about you mark the hole pattern on the inside and outside of the transom. Drill from both sides to exactly half depth with as small a pilot drill as possible.
As you increase diameter and depth of drill in small increments IF you are close to right the drill will self centre on the pilot hole on the other side.
Or is that a load of boll@@ks?
That makes perfect sense......
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