What's the best technique?
The manual for my Shearwater calls for drilling a 3/32 hole and then bedding the screw in silicone before installing. This is for the deck rigging. For the back band they suggest that an awl may be enough of a starter hole.
Nate says for the rigging he drills thru the deck and sheer clamp and fills with epoxy and redrills.
What about oversizing the holes, and filling with thickened epoxy and putting the screws in while the epoxy is still soft?