Nope i just drilled no tapping, didn't kow that till after the job was done...
All i read was "through bolt" not drill, tap and bolt sphss
O'well im sure im not the only one this way and i could go up to a 3/8 and tap it ?????????
What a thread jacker !! Steve, how did you turn a thread about Delta pad bottoms into a thread about how to mount a loader on your round keel boat ???
I guess its OK the way you did it (thats how mine is, not done by me). Its a pain in the azz to take it on and off though.
Oldsquirt, I don't know why I never thought about putting Heli-coils in there. That's a good idea and sure would make life easier, thanks.