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Old 10 April 2015, 16:54   #1
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What are they called??

Help me if you can! Can you still get those plastic 'backers' shaped a bit like a wing nut that you can screw onto the exposed screw points inside a consul for example. Don't know what they are called and havnt seen them for ages but they would save me having to change all the screws for bolts so I don't keep scratching my hands!!!
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Old 10 April 2015, 17:11   #2
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Can do the same with some heavy foam blocks, or soft plastic rod (cut and drill then twist on.)

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Not really sure what you mean but look here http://www.componentforce.com/category/1/caps
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Thanks I'll have a trawl through!
Like the idea of plastic tube too.
We used to use the original items to bolster the fixings onto thin ply on dinghies. They were black plastic with a small pilot hole and small wings that you could grab hold of to twist them on.
Oh dear they don't make stuff like they used to......
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Thanks I'll have a trawl through!
Like the idea of plastic tube too.
We used to use the original items to bolster the fixings onto thin ply on dinghies. They were black plastic with a small pilot hole and small wings that you could grab hold of to twist them on.
Oh dear they don't make stuff like they used to......

Or this sort of thing http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=400719531220
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Old 10 April 2015, 19:04   #6
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RWO Nylon Nuts for Screws, Size 8, Pack of 10 (R2000) | P&B
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What are they called??

Use a bit of heat shrink, cheap, works .
If the screws are too short for heat shrink, a blob of silicone does the job.

.....sh1t happens.......
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a ha! That looks like the modern version, well done!!
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What are you using screws on, nut and bolt where you can


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Old 11 April 2015, 13:13   #10
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Yeah, it's an old boat and previous owners and the builder seem to have peppered the consul with screws.
Even the hatches are screwed on, right where you put your hands!
I know deep down you are right....
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