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Old 28 December 2005, 11:47   #1
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What is the key hole method?

I have been told to attach a bracket to the GRP on my boat using the 'key hole method' was already feeling pretty stupid so did not have the heart to ask what that meant..

Any thoughts out there?

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Old 28 December 2005, 17:23   #2
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I have been told to attach a bracket to the GRP on my boat using the 'key hole method' was already feeling pretty stupid so did not have the heart to ask what that meant..

Any thoughts out there?

Ollie

Not sure but wild guess would be cutting a key hole shape - ie drill a hole and extend a slot from it.

Screw head fits through the hole then slides into the slot to secure it. As in the bracket below.

Would think they'd only suggest this where you cant get to the rear of the panel your attaching the bracket to.


May be wrong though!
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Keyhole method

I remove kidneys that way!
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sounds fishy....

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You must be a sturgeon!
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Mike; I think you're pic is upside-down.

Keyhole is easy, depending on the weight it has to bear. Heavy weights will tear the screw head out, or rip the slot open (making it longer.)

Will be fine for light loads, though.

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