Blind nuts for fiberglass console

GrizGriz Palm Beach Gardens, FloridaPosts: 9,771 Admin
Trying to find the right kind of blind nut for mounting my tackle box in my console so as to be able to remove it to access hard to reach areas. I tried the nuts that go on the back and have the teeth that are supposed to bite so as not to turn, but they don't grip the fiberglass well and some spin. Any suggestions?
The early bird may get the worm, but the Second Mouse gets the cheese. SW

:Griz

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  • Flats_FisherFlats_Fisher Posts: 90 Deckhand
    Sandwich the fiberglass with washers and a Rivnut?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkPhGIaPCVs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz2yZNqGNqo

    If the fiberglass is thick enough, Threaded Insert?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv2zc6pXjbw


    Not matter what you use, without continuous maintenance, the hardware will likely be difficult to disassemble in the future.
  • FreeLinerFreeLiner Posts: 1,383 Officer
    Have you looked into Nutserts? Pretty easy to use.
  • FS DanFS Dan Posts: 2,348 Moderator
    griz, try these: http://www.imperialrivet.com/en/products/?method=detail&aid=172

    good for moderate loads, like SSI tackle inserts for plano boxes.

    The ones you used are usually use by the upholstery guys, The teeth grab better into wood and pvc boards then it does into fiberglass.

    CMD
    Formerly Catmandew
  • GrizGriz Palm Beach Gardens, FloridaPosts: 9,771 Admin
    The jack nuts all appear to be less than an inch long. I don't think they're long enough.
    The early bird may get the worm, but the Second Mouse gets the cheese. SW

    :Griz
  • FS DanFS Dan Posts: 2,348 Moderator
    How thick is the coring? You may be able to epoxy in some threaded brass inserts if its thick enough.

    FSD
    Formerly Catmandew
  • GrizGriz Palm Beach Gardens, FloridaPosts: 9,771 Admin
    FS Dan wrote: »
    How thick is the coring? You may be able to epoxy in some threaded brass inserts if its thick enough.

    FSD


    I think maybe I'll just epoxy those nuts I have to the rear of the console.
    The early bird may get the worm, but the Second Mouse gets the cheese. SW

    :Griz
  • SCFD rtrd.SCFD rtrd. Posts: 1,373 Officer
    I've used "thread-certs" before to mount a tackle box in my console. They are aluminum, have about 3/8" of female threads. The screw or bolt expands the gizmo and locks it into place in the fiberglass.
  • GrizGriz Palm Beach Gardens, FloridaPosts: 9,771 Admin
    I think I found the solution. I tried these earlier
    and see I was doing it wrong.
    The early bird may get the worm, but the Second Mouse gets the cheese. SW

    :Griz
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