I am having problems with the bolts that hold the stompgrate hinge (forward of the intake under the boat where it attaches to the intake grate) attaching to the hull of the boat. It seems like if they were to come out the whole stompgrate could come off. IS this true? it seems like the bolts were poorly designed in that they were way too small to handle the force of someone stompling on the grate to clean out anything. I've had to continually retighten them after every trip or so last year and the fist big trip this year was the nail in the coffin. The threads are stripped where it bolts in to the hull, so I need ot know how to fix it. Do I rethread it with biger bolts. Are the bolts really necessary? Is there a better way to fasten those bolts to the hull? any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated.