Originally Posted by Erin
would make it nigh on impossible without some tremendous force being applied.
Something like the force of several tons of water as you stuff the bow at 25 kts (or more) ... perhaps ...
Granted, we all hope for Bruce's sake that this is unlikely but the old line of "hope for the best, plan for the worst" has a lot of merit. IMHO the risk is not of full shear debonding, but more of a peeling off debonding. Given the height of a console, leverage is going to be an issue. Therefore anything to stop any lifting round the edges (like the judicious application of screws and penny washers as suggested by Hightower) has to be a good idea.
I'd just feel happier with belt AND braces