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I'm putting the decking on the bow of my boat project and have realized whatever I use to fasten it down will be exposed. is there a good self tapping SS screw that is recommended? I can use rivets but I would rather not unless I hear it's fine to do so. buying SS bolts/nuts at the local hardware store will be very cost prohibitive, as they are pricey on the ss stuff.

any suggestions?

here's a pic of what I'm looking at
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Check out the 18-8 stainless Flat Head Phillips Machine Screws at McMaster-Carr. https://www.mcmaster.com/#machine-screws/=xcsiz2
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what is your plan for the plywood ?
screw down then carpet over the screws?
or, glue carpet to plywood then screw down ?

Rivets are considered semi-permanent. Meaning if you want to access something,
you must drill out each and every rivet.
Personally, I use the self tapping auto upholstery screws with the washer.
available in your Big Box Stores. Not stainless, but will last a few years before needing replacement.
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I will likely carpet the pannels first and put them in with the screw heads exposed.
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I'd use (drive it screws ) there chrome looking. They look just like the ones johnny posted a pic of. I've had some in my trucks ladder rack for about two years. And there's no rust on them.
Drive it. Is the only name I no them by. Lowe's has then. In little rectangular plastic boxed.
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like SaneMan said - - - in MY store, they are not on the shelf with the regular screws.
they are on the wall rack in the specialty fastener area.

good luck in your build !! looking good so far.
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Like stated the screw mentioned should work fine. I have a carpet covered floor held down with them/similar and have experienced no issues with them on bare feet.

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