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Date Posted: - Friday - 06/22/07 - 8:47am
Author: mike M40-Chaser
Subject: yes
In reply to: Steve 's message, "Old deck screw removal" on - Thursday - 06/21/07 - 6:23pm

Do you have fire insurance? I am replacing my deck. Our friends from south of the border do good work.

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[> [> Dremel rotary tool. -- Doug Wilson, - Friday - 06/22/07 - 9:54am

Try a Dremel with a 1/8" cutting tip, works on wood plugs too. I'm using the Dremel a lot.

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[> [> [> Plugs and Screws -- Gitano Vela, - Friday - 06/22/07 - 3:37pm

I have refastened several teak decks, including the cockpit teak on my M31, Gitana Vela. Do not waste time trying not to gouge the teak when extracting the 3/8" plugs and screws. Purchase yourself a good 1/2" plug cutter, and a 1/2 " counterset bit, and enlarge the holes before refastening. The old bronze screws can be extracted fairly easily by sharpening a flat head screwdriver with your high sped grinder, and then using a hammer to "set" it into the screw head slot with a couple of firm whacks. Once you get into the rhythm, it becomes therepeutic
Have fun.

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