A Refastening Question

by Roger
(Virginia Beach, Va)

Have a 1960s Grand Banks 32 that needs refastening not because of obvious problems but because it's been 40 years.

In the interest of conservation of limited funds ( as I can't do the work myself) is it acceptable, to simply put new screws in without disturbing the old fastenings.

My goal obviously isn't a classic restoration but rather to have a safe secure hull.

There is no current evidence of problems but it's likely that after 40 years there's a lot of crevice corrosion in the existing fastenings.

Can I get by by adding new screws?

Comments for A Refastening Question

Click here to add your own comments

Double Fastening
by: Mike

Hi Roger,
I can see where you are coming from.

Double fastening can and has been done.

Tim’s “Right Royal” was double screwed for strength.

However, I tend to be of the ‘if it aint broke don’t fix it’ mind set, and I’d be reluctant to drill more holes through the planks and frames without good cause.

You say that there is no obvious evidence of any problems with the fasteners unfortunately the only way to be sure is to draw some of them out and inspect them.

My inclination would be to do a random check on a few fasteners on the underwater sections such as garboards, chines and along the waterline.

If you still feel the need to double fasten make sure that you don’t mix metals or you will end up with problems.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your Questions and Answers.

To prevent spam, all posts and comments have to be approved before they go live.
Unfortunately, this may occasionally result in delays.
Please be patient, genuine comments are welcome and important.

If you wish to add more photos (or videos) to your post or if you have any problems loading photos use the link below (there is no need to resize or adjust your photos).

All photographs posted here go into the same central receiving account.

I do occasionally receive stray photos.

So, before selecting your photo please use the 'Message Box' to indicate to which post the photos belong.

Click Here to securely send your photos,

Privacy Policy           Advertising policy           Cookie Policy

Creative Commons License

I am perfectly aware that the majority of Wooden Boat aficionados are sensible folk.
However, I need to point out that I am an amateur wooden boat enthusiast simply writing in order to try to help other amateur wooden boat enthusiasts.
And while I take every care to ensure that the information in DIY Wood Boat.com is correct, anyone acting on the information on this website does so at their own risk.