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    Gunwale Stern Bolts?

    For those of you who have replaced your gunwale stern and decided to do without 3 dollar rivets. What kind of bolts are you using? I have a few that are not long enough due to the sleeve and one will not sit flush (middle). I am all ears if you have sizes and bolt types.

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    Bolt that won't fit (think because of the lack of thread and its sleeved)

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    64physhy's Avatar
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    Weatherford, TX
    You could also use stainless button head socket screws. They have a lower profile head, like a rivet. The ones at Home Depot and Lowes are probably not marine grade stainless, but should have them. If you only ride in fres water, the marine grade stainless isn't neccessary

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    Long Island, NY
    Check out this thread from when I changed the gunwale on my 2012 VXR. Hope this helps.

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    I used button head caps

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