I have a roughly 10 year old Chesapeake 18 kayak purchased used. I want to refinish the deck, and replace the deck fittings. The deck hold-downs are based on the shop tip:
I tried simply unscrewing a hold down, but was not strong enough to budge it using a simple hand screwdriver. I can attack it with a heavy drill mounted screw bit giving me better leverage, but I am frankly scared that will simply strip the screw head, assuming I don't slip and gouge the deck.
I'm wondering if there are any tricks to removing these screws, and would like to have a plan B for dealing with removing a stripped head screw before I start. Any suggestions?