An old salt that had his boat stored next to mine at Newport Dunes Marina passed along this tip on how to fix a stripped-out screw in less than a minute. All you need is a screwdriver, a zip tie and a razor blade. First remove the screw, and stick one end of the zip tie in the hole. Replace the screw in the hole and tighten it, then cut off the remaining zip tie. It’s quick and easy, can be done with common materials, and lasts in the saltwater-environment. Of all the tips and tricks that I have ever learned, I use this more than any.
Nathan Irby, Huntington Beach, California
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