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    What size screws?

    I managed to misplace all 6 of the screws that hold the dashboard in place on a "97 Capri 1950CL bowrider. (I was working on it when I had to take it to the shop for outdrive service.) I usually sit them on the dash while working, and if not finished, put them in my pocket. They are nowhere that I would have put them down when I got home!
    1998 Capri 1950CL
    3 Liter MerCruiser
    Furuno 1622 Radar, Garmin echoMAP44dv, Si-tex ADF, Uniden Cl 2 VHF with Hailer,
    2 batteries with Combiner, Joystick Wakeboard Tower

    #2
    Stick a toothpick in the hole and measure it.
    Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

    Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
    Twin 350 GM power
    Located in Seward, AK
    Retired marine surveyor

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      #3
      The hole goes all the way through the dashboard plate and the fiberglass pedestal it mounts to.
      1998 Capri 1950CL
      3 Liter MerCruiser
      Furuno 1622 Radar, Garmin echoMAP44dv, Si-tex ADF, Uniden Cl 2 VHF with Hailer,
      2 batteries with Combiner, Joystick Wakeboard Tower

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        #4
        Are they threaded like a bolt or more like a sheet metal screw?
        Measure the diameter, they may well be a sheet metal type screw with a finer thread for more grab.
        Flat head or counter sunk?
        Are they machine screws with nuts? If so measure the hole and buy stainless screws and washers, I like using nylock nuts if they are thru bolted.
        Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

        Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
        Twin 350 GM power
        Located in Seward, AK
        Retired marine surveyor

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          #5
          as a general guidline, #8 screws are the norm in the smaller trim items of boats... when the holes wear out, you can use a #10.... #10 or 12 is used when the item being secured takes a bit more abuse.... 1inch long should work well for your application.



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            #6
            Thanks for the replies. I found them!
            I removed the instrument panel to replace the steering rack. I didn't get to finish when I took the boat to the shop. Since I couldn't align the shaft with the bezel, I asked them to finish the job after they repaired the outdrive. I had the new fasteners for the rack in one bag, I put the old fasteners (and the instrument panel screws) in another bag with the old rack and cable, just in case. I didn't throw anything away because I haven't put the boat in the water and checked it out yet. So, I went through the box this morning and, there with the old fasteners were the instrument panel screws! I only thought I lost them.
            1998 Capri 1950CL
            3 Liter MerCruiser
            Furuno 1622 Radar, Garmin echoMAP44dv, Si-tex ADF, Uniden Cl 2 VHF with Hailer,
            2 batteries with Combiner, Joystick Wakeboard Tower

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              #7
              Well, what size are they?
              1994 2859 in Tacoma, WA
              7.4 Mercruiser
              Still learning about other systems
              and specs.

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                #8
                I have no idea. If I remember, I'll go to WestMarine and find out before I reinstall the instrument panel
                1998 Capri 1950CL
                3 Liter MerCruiser
                Furuno 1622 Radar, Garmin echoMAP44dv, Si-tex ADF, Uniden Cl 2 VHF with Hailer,
                2 batteries with Combiner, Joystick Wakeboard Tower

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                  #9
                  Most are #8 screws.
                  Custom CNC Design And Dash Panels

                  iBoatNW

                  1980 CHB Europa 42 Trawler- "Honey Badger"

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                    #10
                    Buy a few different size screws and go from there.
                    Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

                    Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
                    Twin 350 GM power
                    Located in Seward, AK
                    Retired marine surveyor

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