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Old 05-31-2006, 01:18 PM   #1
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Anchor for awning


I was checking out the awning on my recently aquired Argosy Minuet 6 Metre and noted that where it is anchored to the roof, the connection is a little loose, I tried tightening the bolts but to no avail.

I am wondering if the screws are anchored through the skin only or is there something of substance beneath that they should be bolted through? The awning appears to be a newer replacement but using the stock holes. I think a good wind would rip it off the roof which I would like to avoid.

Any suggestions for a more secure mounting method?



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Old 05-31-2006, 05:24 PM   #2
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Hello Gergstuff and welcome to the Forums. Our passions become such a love sponge.

I've had similar problems with my Argosy and the lower awning attachment attached to the barely 1/8" aluminum C-channel at the floor. Years of wear and tear rips out the screws. I have been aware of one product for a few years and another post came up in the last few days. Look up "rivnut" in the Forum search function. This will move you to using bolts instead of screws but it is one of the choices.

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