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Use a pencil to mark the holes for the extinguisher mounting bracket. After marking the holes,apply smal pieces of masking tape over the holes. This will prevent the Gel coat from chipping while drilling the holes for mounting the screws. If the side of the compartment is thick enough, you can use self taping screws. If there is access to the other side thru an access port, you can use machine screws and lock nuts to secure it. Keep in mind that you will want to use a 316 stainless steel fastener, and also apply a marine silicone in the holes before screwing the fasteners in place. 18-8 stainless will corrode/rust overtime, especially in a saltwater environment.

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    Polo Joker Jul 24, 2017

    I used Gorilla Glue to mount a block of wood to the inside of my center console, then screwed the extinguisher bracket to the wood. This adds rigidity and prevents having to drill all the way through the fibreglass. The extinguisher has stayed in place for 20+ years on often-rough seas.



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