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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luckily, I didn't delete the original photos from my computer. I tried a different hosting service, but couldn't get it to work either.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same problem with the Starboard Quad. The thing is it requires big screws to start with. I'm not sure why since they have this good anti-slip washer system anyway.

It could have been due to not pressing down and getting the screw in correctly to start with but who knows...

The way I fixed mine (I think I did it on two holes with success each time) is by epoxying in a plastic wall anchor.

1. Choose a wall anchor slightly larger than hole (it should be impossible to insert by hand)
2. Measure hole depth and cut anchor to size (can be slightly taller but not too much)
3. Roughen up the inside of the insert
4. Clean up insert fully (must be zero debris)
5. Roughen up the outside of the anchor (I made some slight cuts in it)
6. May require some filing of one end of the anchor to fit
7. Apply some epoxy to the inside of the insert (just enough to wet it)
8. Apply epoxy to the outside of the anchor (just enough to wet it)
9. Slide and drive down anchor inside the insert

For step 9, I believe I might have had a smaller size screw inside the insert to help drive it down.

Then I used a washer below the strap and plastic anti-slip to prevent the anchor from pulling out when tightened down. I used a big size screw and slowly tightened it (friction creates lots of heat and can soften the plastic).

Voilą, lots of use (tens maybe hundreds of sessions) and zero issues. It's tightened down quite firmly too! Anyway, only need to remember to go easy when removing the strap.

Since I had a spare hole in the front, I used it to further secure the strap with a rectangular strap washer to grab the edge of the strap so it doesn't twist and even hold the strap in case of failure.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put a tiny speck of Gorilla Glue on a set of the usual stainless steel strap screws years ago to keep them from loosening. When I tried to remove them from the plastic inserts with a hand screwdriver, all six screw heads snapped off flush with the inserts. (I just drilled new holes down an edge of the stubs and ran new screws in beside them so the teeth engaged the stubs for a rock-solid, creep-free installation.)
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