A frame we have above our console has come loose
We didn't fit it and were very concerned and worried when we found out it was attached to the deck buy just 6 large selftapers
We cannot gain access to under the deck were it is fitted and do not want to cut Inspection holes as we do not have a plan of how the hull is constructed.
Now my question
Has anyone ever fitted a heavy frame using Coach bolts through a steel plate then through 3/4 plywood ?
We were also considering lining the holes through the ply with steel pipe so that the coach bolt will push upward onto steel rather than wood
Or has anyone any better ideas than coach bolt
Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated